Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day Zero List


After my birthday when I turned the dreaded 25 or as my boyfriend so lovingly put it 'you  would be in the overs category on x factor' I had a little bit of mid-twenties crisis. After
taking 2 years out before Uni and then enrolling on a 4 year course I am quite far behind
in my ideal life plan. I feel like I haven't really accomplished much and as such had an
overwhelming urge to list all the things I want to do - this way if it is written down I will
be able to keep referring to it and crossing things off!

When searching for lists like this I came across the idea of a Day Zero list. Basically you make a list of 101 things you would like to achieve in 1001 days. It sounded easy writing a list of a mere 101 things to do but I struggled and actually only finished decided on my final list yesterday. Since beginning writing my list I have actually completed some of the tasks so I am saying my official start date was 1st December 2011

  1. Get a job I want to have
  2. Make £500 on Ebay
  3. Open my online shop *opened 1st December 2011* 
  4. Sell my first item *Sold Fox Ring on 11th December 2011*
  5. Visit Scotland
  6. Go on Holiday
  7. Visit Canada
  8. Save money for a deposit on a house
  9. Pass my Theory test
  10. Pass my driving test
  11. Complete a cross stitch from my stash
  12. Knit a jumper for the Boyfriend
  13.  Get a tattoo
  14. Do a car boot sale
  15. Do not eat chocolate for a week
  16. Do some volunteer work
  17. Take a photograph every day for a month
  18. Get an allotment
  19. Plant a tree
  20. Build a snowman
  21. Cook Christmas dinner
  22. Take and develop a Camera film every month for 6 months
  23. Read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  24. Get engaged (hopefully!)
  25. Have a romantic weekend away
  26. Visit the Lake District
  27. Photograph a landscape from the same location, capturing all 4 seasons
  28. Get 100 followers on my blog
  29. Post on my blog every day for a month
  30. Pluck up the courage to do an outfit post *Bravely Posted on 10th January 2012*
  31. Don’t drink alcohol for a month
  32. Watch all the Godfather films
  33. Visit New York
  34. Swim in the sea
  35. Do not use my computer or iPhone for a whole weekend
  36. Organise my make-up and toiletries drawers
  37. Finish my knitted scrap blanket
  38. Visit 10 different zoo’s
  39. Complete the 30 day shred
  40. Start a scrapbook of home ideas
  41. Fill my money jar with change
  42. Go camping
  43. Start a herb garden
  44. Learn to play the ukulele
  45. Take an evening course
  46. Buy a lottery ticket
  47. Create a playlist of song that inspire me 
  48. Buy a KitchenAid stand-alone mixer
  49. Go to dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant
  50. Go to a music concert
  51. Adopt a kitten
  52. Make my own Christmas cards
  53. Learn to swim confidently
  54. Learn to scuba dive
  55. Don’t eat meat for a week
  56. Go on a bike ride
  57. Read 1 book a month
  58. Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
  59. See the Northern Lights
  60. Go whale watching
  61. Go Dog Sledding
  62. Complete the couch to 5K training
  63. Don’t complain about anything for a week
  64. Go on a spontaneous trip to Paris
  65. Build a shed
  66. Go to Scotland for New Year’s Eve
  67. Dress up on Halloween
  68. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
  69. Go to a pick your own farm
  70. Make jam with pick your own fruit
  71. Cook a completely home grown meal
  72. Go on a Safari
  73. Give up fizzy drinks for a month
  74. Make and use a pin hole camera
  75. Visit 5 different museums
  76. Spend a romantic night in a hotel for no reason
  77. Go to a music festival
  78. Post a comment on every blog post I read
  79. Make a case for my Kobo
  80. Design and make Cushions for Polka Dot Dreams
  81. Take Bramble to the Dog Groomers
  82. Commission an Illustration of Bramble
  83. Have a big Uni friend get together
  84. Organise my jewellery - in progress
  85. Launch my Fashion Design Website
  86. Create a look book of my final collection
  87. Throw a Dinner Party
  88. Go look round potential houses to buy
  89. Cook a new recipe every day for a week
  90. Make butter
  91. Apply to go on the Great British Bake Off
  92. Have a Picnic
  93. Take part in a charity fun run
  94. Watch a film beginning with every letter of the alphabet
  95. Double the amount of steps I take each day
  96. Make my own wine or beer
  97. Spend a day on the beach
  98. Visit the grizzly bear sanctuary in Banff
  99. Get 200 followers on Twitter
  100. Donate clothes to charity
  101. Put £10 into my savings account for every task I finish
Do you have a Day Zero list? I would love to have a nosey if you do!

1 comment:

  1. I love the day zero lists, I'm on my second one! I didn't manage to get much crossed off the first one, I did unrealistic goals so this time around I'm hoping I'll finish it.

    I really like your list, we have similar things, or I had a few things on my list last time, or want to add them to my next list! Good luck with it, and here's a link to my list.

    Lisamello xx


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