Life List

Thanks to my keen eye for great WordPress sites, I have found there is an itty-bitty bucket list style challenge that many motivational bloggers have been participating in. This challenge is called the Day Zero Project: Plan. Create. Motivate. Achieve. The idea is to make a list of 101 things you have never done and complete them all before 1,001 days is up.

I find the Day Zero Project more realistic than your typical bucket list. I feel more entitled to getting this stuff done without waiting years… decades! Why make one little New Years Resolution that you are unmotivated to keep when you can have fun with it? Take your time, but not too much time, to explore the things you have put off for far too long.

This has been a pleasure to put together, and I hope that you will feel the urge to make a Day Zero Project yourself. Sometimes it takes a little push, a fun game, or a friendly challenge to get us off our butts and into the world.

I started this mission on December 18, 2011, so I have until September 14, 2014 to complete as much as I can from this list. Cheers!

  • Not completed
  • In progress
  • Completed

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Hobbies

1. Build and fly a kite

2. Build a piece of furniture

3. Crochet a blanket

4. Start a small garden

5. Make my own candles

6. Finish a 2,000 piece puzzle

7. Brew my own beer

8. Create hanging art with garbage

9. Design and make a dress

Body & Staying Active

10. Complete a Tough Mudder competition

11. Give up soda for a month

12. Take a hot yoga class

13. Lose 25 pounds

14. Get laser hair removal

15. Finish my full sleeve tattoo

16. Go to sleep before midnight for a week

17. Quit smoking

18. Start taking a multi-vitamin

19. Get myself into top physical condition

20. Whiten my teeth

21. Go zip lining

22. Go to a Comic Con

23. Don’t dye my hair for a year

24. Take a meditation class

25. Go indoor rock climbing

26. Try surfing

Reading, Writing & Entertainment

27. Watch every Oscar winner for “Best Picture” 

28. Write & illustrate a children’s book

29. Take a dance class with a friend

30. Blog three times a week

31. Read all books in a Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones)

32. Write a love letter

33. Write a detailed zombie apocalypse plan

34. See a band for every letter of the alphabet 

( A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. T. U. V. W. X. Y. Z. )

35. Write 5 Blog posts about people I admire

36. Ask 5 people to suggest a book and read them all

37. Make a list of my 50 favorite songs

38. Write a letter of admiration to Anthony Bourdain

39. See a Broadway show

40. Write a letter to myself to read at the end of the 1001 days

41. Read the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy

42. Write my own life’s mission statement

43. Blog about each 101 in 1001 defeated challenge as I complete it.

44. Make a new 101 list on the 1001th day

45. Don’t log onto Facebook for a week

46. Spend an entire weekend without technology (Thank you, Catskill Mountains!)

Personal

47. Land a sweet job

48. Move out of my parent’s house

49. Print out all the pictures from my computer

50. Get straight A’s in all of my college courses for a semester

51. Get 5,000 followers on Twitter

52. Pay off all my debt

53. Learn to drive standard

54. Go back to my childhood hometown & make a collection of picture memories

Education & Spiritual

55. Attend a Buddhist Church worship session

56. Learn to speak conversational Japanese

57. Learn the alphabet in sign language

58. Memorize the U.S Presidents in order

Recreation & Miscellaneous Fun

59. Take a trip to England

60. Go to a nightclub in NYC

61. Ride a mechanical bull

62. Make a dreamcatcher

63. Give a photoshoot

64. Organize a summer barbecue with all my friends

65. See a west coast Phish show

66. Take a picture of something for each letter of the alphabet

67. Swim with dolphins

68. Complete a Rubix cube

69. Throw a 4th of July party

70. See a live taping of a television show (InkMaster and InkMaster Live Finale)

71. Take shooting lessons at a fire range

72. Go to a Red Sox vs. Yankees game in the Bronx

73. Make a really cute apron

74. Mow the lawn

Food

75. Make a pie on Pi day

76. Cook an entirely organic meal

77. Dine in at least 3 restaurants owned by reality TV stars or celebrities (1. Morimoto, NYC- Iron Chef…. 2. Beso, Hollywood, Eva Longoria… 3. Nobu, Los Angeles, Robert DeNiro)

78. Make pasta from scratch

Travel

79. Take a road trip to Tennessee for the Bonnaroo festival

80. Visit Nectar’s in Vermont (bar where Phish regularly played before famous)

81. Visit New Orleans

82. Tour the Jack Daniels Whiskey Distillery

83. Visit San Francisco

84. Visit Bonnaroo Music Festival for a 3rd time

85. Go to the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Burlington,Vermont

86. Go to Coney Island

87. Go to a beer festival out of state

88. Take a road trip to Niagara Falls

People & Compassion

89. Stay in a hostel

90. Donate blood

91. Donate 50 pieces of clothing to charity

92. Become an organ donor

93. Plant a tree on Earth Day 

94. Inspire 5 other people to create a 101 in 1001 list (AMAZING. This one means a ton to me!)

95. Give flowers to my grandmother

96. Buy a meal for a stranger

97. Participate in two community service activities

98. Pen pal a child overseas

99. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and pay my respects to my friend, Private Cheyenne Seymour

100. Attend a peaceful protest campaigning something I believe in

101. Donate a $1 for each thing on this list I do not complete