Day Zero Project | 2019 - 2022

It's that time again! A new Day Zero list has been created. Are you guys ready? Here we go!

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1,001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks but be specific (i.e., no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., represent some amount of work on my part.)

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 days (about 2.75 years) is a better time period than a year because it allows you several seasons to complete tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
3. Welcome failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Start Date: September 30, 2019
End Date: June 27, 2022

Number of Items Completed: 7/101

Visit Iceland
Visit the Grand Canyon
Visit Yosemite
See the Northern Lights
Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Go to Niagra Falls (Canada side)
Visit the Keys
Visit Fort Jefferson
Visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Go see Thunder Over Louisville

Go camping at least twice a summer (1/6)
Go kayaking
Hike the PCT (partial or full)
Hike Half Dome
Spend a day at the beach
Go horseback riding
Climb to the top of an indoor rock wall
Go tubing down the Saco
Attend a Red Sox game
Go zip lining
Go fruit picking
Go to a polo match in Newport

Learn basic ASL
Learn a new language
Take a flight lesson
Take a glass blowing class
Take a Wilton cake decorating class

Read 50 new books (24/50)
Create another Day Zero list
Whittle down Pinterest boards
Start a Places I Want to Eat list

No spend Novembers (0/3) 
Pay off all of my bills (and then put a dent on my student debt)
52 week money challenge
Save up one month's salary
Save up three month's salary
Save up six month's salary

Host an ugly sweater Christmas party
See the Rockettes in NYC during the holidays
Host a cookie swap
Harry Potter Christmas Tree! (2019)

Get rid of 100 items each year (300+/300)
Make a cleaning schedule & stick to it
Grow an indoor herb garden
Replace ALL of the towels
Create a capsule wardrobe 
Create a family command center
File all paperwork - color coded
Adopt a cat or dog!
Set up another salt water tank

Crafty stuff:
Finish the Gap seed stitch cowl pattern
Complete 3 Project Life albums (0/3)
Complete 3 December Daily albums (0/3)
Complete 3 Week In The Life albums (0/3)
Complete 3 One Little Word albums (0/3)
Go to Ali Edward's Story Camp
Go to Citrus Twist Kits Creative Retreat
Participate on a creative team (Everyday Explorers, Ali Edwards, Kelly Purkey, etc)  (2019 - Everyday Explorers, 2019-2020 - Sahin Designs)
Update digital files book
Create 10 pieces of art for the house (0/10)
Use up ALL of my yarn

Blog at least twice a week
Grow my blog audience by 50%
Complete a 365 photo project
Learn how to use my DSLR better
Take a Photoshop 101 course

Bake bread from scratch
Try 100 new recipes (3/100) Find them here
Do a progressive dinner (app, entree & dessert all at different places)
Weekly meal plan
Host a dinner party
No fast food for one month
Whole 30 for one month
Keto for one month
Do a 3 day juice reboot

Fun stuff:
Get a 90 minute massage
Go to a concert
Watch two movies back to back on a rainy day
Save $10 for each goal completed (60/1010)
Finish a paint by number project
Buy myself flowers
Get a right sleeve tattoo

Healthy Living:
Take vitamins every day
Log 5 miles every day
Lose 50 pounds (0/50)
30 Day Yoga Challenge (0/30)
30 Day Squat Challenge (0/30)
5k a day for 30 days
Participate in a Color Run

Create 50 Project Life card sets (0/50)
Grow IG followers to 750 (786/750)
Grow IG followers to 1000 (0/1000)

Give back:
Make 10 scarves for the homeless (0/10)
Donate blood x 3 (0/3)
Send a soldier care package
Leave 100 post-it notes of encouragement
Volunteer somewhere

Want to know more about the Day Zero project? Click here.

You can see my last list here.

Are you participating in a goal challenge as well? Feel free to link in the comments below!

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