Day Zero | 2021 - 2023

While it's not really time for a new list yet, with everything that happened in the past 12 months, last year was a crap show and wrecked a lot of my plans. So rather than try squeezing everything left into the remaining timeframe, I'm just making a new list. Because I can. 

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: March 2, 2021
End Date: November 28, 2023

Number of Items Completed: 2/101

2. Go to Niagara Falls (Canada side)
3. Visit the Keys
4. Visit Fort Jefferson
5. Visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium
6. Go see Thunder Over Louisville
7. Visit Nova Scotia
8. Go camping in Acadia National Park
9. Take a trip to Boothbay Harbor

10. Go camping at least twice a summer (0/6)
11. Go kayaking
12. Spend a day at the beach
13. Go horseback riding
14. Visit a sugarhouse & buy some syrup
15. Go tubing down the Saco
16. Attend a Red Sox game
17. Go zip lining
18. Go fruit picking
19. Go to a polo match in Newport
20. Summit  Mt. Washington

21. Take a flight lesson
22. Take a glass blowing class

23. Watch 50 new movies (0/50)
24. Read 50 new books (29/50)
25. Create another Day Zero list

26. No spend Novembers (0/3) 
27. Pay off all of my bills (and then put a dent on my student debt)
28. 52 week money challenge
29. Save up one month's salary
30. Save up three month's salary
31. Save up six month's salary
32. Create monthly bill checklist for planner

33. Make a cleaning schedule & stick to it
34. Replace ALL of the towels
35. Buy a shoe organizer for front hall
36. Start a capsule wardrobe
37. Go through clothes and shoes (giveaway/sell/donate)
38. Create 15 more HP tree ornaments (0/15)
39. Get Grampy's military records/medals
40. Get Bill's military records/medals
41. Make shadow boxes for Grampa, Grampy and Bill
42. Buy two Billy bookcases with doors for craft room
43. Organize closet in craft room
44. Organize kids closet
45. Organize kitchen countertops
46. Set up patio (chairs/table/umbrella)
47. Container plants (Roma tomatoes/cucumbers for pickles/peppers)

Crafty stuff:
48. Finish the Gap seed stitch cowl pattern
49. Complete 3 Project Life albums (0/3)
50. Complete 3 December Daily albums (0/3)
51. Complete 3 Week In The Life albums (0/3)
52. Complete 3 One Little Word albums (0/3)
53. Go to Ali Edward's Story Camp
54. Create 10 pieces of art for the house (0/10)
55. Use up ALL of my yarn
56. Organize all of my digital files
57. Knit a pair of socks
58. Complete 3 digital trade books (0/3)
59. Make a Autumn wreath
60. Make a quilt
61. Make military wreath
62. Label all of my scrapbooking albums
63. List Venezia jewelry on Etsy
64. Create a scrapbooking class

65. Blog at least twice a week
66. Grow my blog audience by 50%
67. Complete a 365 photo project
68. Learn how to use my DSLR better
69. Take a Photoshop 101 course
70. Create a social media calendar
71. Send out monthly newsletter
72. Set up a charging station in bedroom and kitchen

73. Try a cookbook challenge
74. Do a progressive dinner (app, entrée & dessert all at different places)
75. Host a dinner party
76. Meal plan weekly
77. Cook at least 1 meal per week in the Instant Pot
78. Buy a stand mixer
79. Create a recipe binder for online recipes

Fun stuff:
80. Get a 90 minute massage
81. Go to a concert The Black Keys - Mansfield, MA 7/29/22
82. Save $10 for each goal completed ($0/$1010)
83. Finish a paint by number project
84. Get a right sleeve tattoo
85. Buy a van

Healthy Living:
86. Lose 50 pounds (0/50)
87. 30 Day Yoga Challenge (0/30)
88. 30 Day Squat Challenge (0/30)
89. 5k a day for 30 days
90. No fast food for one month
91. Do a 3 day juice reboot

Give back:
92. Make 10 scarves for the homeless (0/10)
93. Donate blood x 3 (0/3)
94. Send a soldier Nick a care package
95. Volunteer somewhere

96. Start a new business
97. Pay off start up fees
98. Sell 50 items
99. Sell 100 items
100. Sell 500 items
101. Sell 1000 items

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

You can see all of my project posts here.

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

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