Day Zero Project: update 14

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The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 14


Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016


Tasks achieved so far: 44/101


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 
[same old, same old... still growing and glowing :) photo was taken yesterday.]

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 []
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 []
[no idea why i haven't ticked this off earlier because i have actually done this task last year as well as this year already ! I just realized that i illustrated all of my Tiny Tales of Love stories, so i'm going to count this as accomplished now :)]

40. Write and illustrate a graphic novel
41. Read 1 book every week (a.k.a 52 books in a year) [83/143]

[read: The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie. Jup, one book. One single book - and only because i had to read it for university. I'm gloriously failing at the moment - but what can i say? Uni is just gobbling up my time -.- i hope i'll be able to catch up during semester break...]

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 [♥]
 

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 []

[Yay, i made my first batch of DIY fortune cookies for New Year's Eve! They turned out pretty crumbly, but tasty. And i also came up with the "fortunes" which were less on the serious side and more on the whatever-you-do-in-life-don't-eat-yellow-snow side :) At least i made people laugh, so all in all it was definitely a success.]

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
[Once again, carnival (Mardi Gras) has come to my country but i didn't manage to dress up as Alice because we decided last-minute to join the carnival procession, so i just pulled out my Minnie Mouse ears from last year, painted my face and put on a polka-dot skirt! 
For Halloween this year i intend to go as Alice in Wonderland finally, with a blood-spattered apron (like in the horror game Alice: Madness returns), sickly red eye make-up (like this) bloody streaks on my face and my boyfriend as the White Rabbit by my side :D i'll keep you posted...]

91. Finally watch Schindler's List []
92. Learn three new hairstyles (braids, updo...) []
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. [74/143]
101. Get rid of 101 things! []
 




Maisy




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