Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Day Zero Project: update 09

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. ~ Oscar Wilde

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 09



Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016


Tasks achieved so far: 29/101


Education

01. Graduate College
02. Get a job (or a traineeship)
03. Learn to change a tire
04. Learn the alphabet in sign language
05. Get a frickin driver's licence


Home

06. Buy a plant and try to keep it alive until the Day Zero Project is over

[Update: That's what the little green monster looks like at the moment. Flourishing, i'd say. #score!]

07. Get my own apartment
08. Plant a windowsill herb garden
09. Redecorate and/or renovate my room
10. Start a compost bin
11. Get a (white metal) bed
12. Paint one wall or door an outrageous colour
13. Plant tomatoes and or other fruit and vegetables


Health & Happiness

14. Donate blood (or hair) for a good cause (I'm anaemic)
15. Learn the basic Yoga positions []
16. Quit coffee and sell my coffee machine [♥] 
17. Make raw vegan ice cream [♥]
18. Quit facebook/the internet/my laptop for a week [♥]
19. Make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me []
20. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself []
21. Go barefoot for a whole day []
22. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years []
23. Write all my bad memories on paper, burn this paper afterwards
24. Think of the top 5 people who have positively influenced me and write each of them a letter [0/5]
25. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy [♥]


Family & Friends

26. Make a marzipan birthday cake for someone dear to me
27. Surprise my mum with flowers []
28. Send Christmas cards to friends and family []
29. Cook a nice dinner for my parents []
30. Have a family picnic in the woods
31. Visit my childhood home []
32. Contact my estranged granddad before he dies []


Creativity

33. Start a blog []
34. Decorate a mug or bowl with a sharpie
35. Draw a self-portrait
36. Buy a disposable camera and take 1 picture every day for a month []
37. Start a sketchbook and fill it with drawings and quotes and own scribblings
38. Write my first screenplay
39. Illustrate a story I've written
40. Write and illustrate a graphic novel
41. Read 1 book every week (a.k.a 52 books in a year) [60/143]
http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2014/06/maisy-may-2014.html

[Last month i read: Moon Palace by Paul Auster, George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, The Artemis Fowl Files by Eoin Colfer, It’s a Battlefield by Graham Greene, The Future Is Now by H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.]

42. Participate in NaNoWriMo []
43. Make British scones and clotted cream 
44. Design an outfit
45. Make cookie monster cupcakes
46. Write a song (and sing it to somebody)
47. Write a poem
48. Make a handmade greeting card
49. Cook 5 meals from 5 different cultures [] 
50. DIY an outfit (t-shirt print?)  or sew my own piece of clothing (dress/top/jacket)
51. Make a comic strip
52. Draw a nice little background sketch for my blog wallpaper
53. DIY an Advent calender and give it to someone as a present
54. Construct a detailed zombie apocalypse plan
55. Make my own earrings []
56. Make my own handbag (or notebook bag)  
57. Write/Finish a novel


Fun

58. Go to a festival
59. Have a bonfire at the beach
60. Go strawberry picking [♥]
61. Read the Lord of the Rings (1087 pages) []
62. Read all of the Akira graphic novels (2146 pages) [
]
63. Go swimming in the sea at night / go skinny dipping
64. Build a proper sandcastle
65. Build a decent snow(wo)man
66. Sleep under the stars
67. Make a chalk mural in the driveway
68. Dance in the rain
69. Get a tattoo
70. Do a vintage tea party
71. Bake and build a gingerbread house []
72. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
73. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for whoever will find it []
74. Host a mystery dinner party
75. Plant a tree on Earth Day
76. Tie a note (or a secret) to a balloon and let it go
77. Spend 24 hours in a 24-hour café
78. Carve a pumpkin (and make pumpkin soup pumpkin spice latte!) []
79. Make berry jam [♥]


[inspired by the picture on the right (source), i decided to make my own RAW VEGAN jam (left picture), and i am actually pleasantly surprised it turned out that nice! Right? Especially the consistency and the sweet-sour taste were even better than i expected! And just look at that gorgeous ruby red colour... by the way, this jam consists of mashed raspberries, a bit of agave syrup, lime juice and chia seeds. (recipe: click)]

80. Learn how to juggle (with three balls)
81. Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
82. Wear a free-hugs sign or shirt for a day
83. Organize a clothing swap party
84. Bake a big-ass rainbow cake
85. Make fortune cookies
86. Take a photo of the same place every month for a year and turn that into a calendar [0/12]
87. Make macarons []
88. Send a book or story to a publisher
89. Learn to write my name in Japanese
90. Dress up as Alice in Wonderland
91. Finally watch Schindler's List
92. Learn three new hairstyles (braids, updo...) [1/3]
http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-essentials-14.html http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-essentials-14.html
[Okay, so this Bohemian Ponytail might not be the most adventurous hairdo ever, but it's a first approach, alright? haha. And i am going to wear my hair like this more often, for sure! As opposed to the little braid i'm wearing in the blog post over >here< (which is basically a simple one-sided plait that i tucked into my ponytail) this one here is a little more complex because it consists of two lace-braided Dutch braids, one on each side.]

93. Geez, watch Pulp Fiction already! []
94. Wear blood red lipstick (and feel like a lady)


Luxury

95. Get a tripod
96. Get a vacuum cleaner (Dyson)
97. Get a slim wallet
98. Visit Japan
99. Re-visit Thailand
100. Put 1 buck into a piggy bank every week until the end of Day Zero Project. With that money do something decadent. [52/143]
101. Get rid of 101 things! []
 




Maisy




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