Day Zero Project: update 13

Live life. Make mistakes. Enjoy everything.

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 13


Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016


Tasks achieved so far: 42/101


Education

01. Graduate College []

[yeah, i finally got my certificate for the Bachelor of Arts! i'm so excited i graduated with top grade :)) it's official. you can call me Bachelorette‬ now.]

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
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
25. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy [♥]


Family & Friends

26. Make a marzipan birthday cake for someone dear to me []
[Marzipan cake? Check. Filled with rainbow layers? Check! And what's in-between? You don't wanna know... and if you do wanna know what kind of fillings i used, scroll down to N° 84]

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) [82/143]

[read: Antigone by Sophocles, Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone by Sylvain Bemba, Vor dem Fest (Before the Feast) by Saša Stanišić, and Persian Letters by Montesquieu, all for university...]

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
[]
// Sunrise: November 9th, 2014, 7:18 am. 
// Location: Germany, Bremen.

// Sunset: November 9th, 2014, 4:47 pm. 
// Location: Germany, Bremen.

// One 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 [♥]
 

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 []

[Well, if THAT'S not a big-ass rainbow cake, i don't know what is! Pretty awesome, right? For the 6 layers of cake i used blue, cacao brown, turquoise, pink and light green food colouring. Topped off with one non-coloured cake layer coated with marzipan, pieces of shortbread chocolate and silver sprinkles. 
The fillings in-between the rainbow layers are: gingerbread spread, speculoos, melted chocolate, roasted almonds, raspberry jam, marzipan, amaretto and vanilla custard. Crazy, i know. But crazy good, i've been told. The whole thing is around 11 cm or 4.5 inches high :)]

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 []
source: imdb
[i have to say, this movie did not make me cry. instead it made me horrified and ashamed and disgusted and sick to my stomach. and at the same time weirdly numb. and also glad to know that human beings like Oskar Schindler did and do exist.]

92. Learn three new hairstyles (braids, updo...) []
http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-essentials-14.htmlhttp://be-alice.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-essentials-14.htmlhttp://be-alice.blogspot.com/2014/09/birthday-brunch-banana-cream-cake.html

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. [66/143]
101. Get rid of 101 things! []
 




Maisy




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