Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm starting a Day Zero Project... and you should, too!

Have you ever heard of the Day Zero Project? I've seen "1001 in 101" projects on a few different blogs lately. So, being the curious nosy person that I am, I googled it. And you know what I decided? The Day Zero Project is pretty freaking amazing! It's simple. All you do is create a list of 101 things you want to do in 1001 days. With that much time, you can put both short term and long(er) term goals on your list.
Being the obsessive list-maker that I am, I had already started thinking of ideas before I even fully committed to the project. And I decided that I will blog about each goal as I complete it.

My list so far:
1. Send Aaron love letters during his next deployment
2. plant a tree
3. tie a note to a balloon and let it go
4. take a photography class
5. try a new recipe every day for a week
6. buy a jogging stroller
7. start running again
8. watch a sunrise and sunset in the same day
9. start a 365 photography project
10. be debt free
11. paint a picture
12. take a second honeymoon
13. eat vegetarian for a week
14. don't use paper or plastic bags for one month
15. adopt an animal from the animal shelter
16. have dinner by candlelight
17. take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
18. take Elliot to the ocean
19. make chocolate chip cookies from scratch
20. learn to knit
21. become a licensed groomer
22. meet up with a bloggy friend
23. write a poem
24. make my husband breakfast in bed
25. read a book to Elliot every night before bed
26. send my mom flowers
27. create a budget and stick to it for 6 months
28. read a book in one day
29. start going on weekly date nights
30. go home for the holidays
31. get 100 new followers on my blog
32. blog every day for a month
33. create a gastroschisis/NICU journey photo book
34. organize my closet
35. have a second child
36. learn more about photoshop
37. send out Christmas cards with a letter inside
38. take Elliot to the zoo
39. volunteer at a NICU
40. pick up garbage on the side of a busy road
41. help a stranger
42. teach Elliot to say please and thankyou
43. create a photo wall
44. go to a Red Sox game
45. visit two new states
46. read ten classic novels
47. eat at five new restaurants
48. get a new car
49. Meet another gastroschisis mama and baby {in person}
50. organize our "junk drawer"
51. create a fun bulletin board
52. donate clothes
53. read the bible
54. go to a range and learn how to shoot a gun
55. write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
56. record a day in Elliot's life- in photographs
57. dance in the rain
58. take a picture of a rainbow
59. Complete the 30 Day Shred- all 30 days
60. go to a wine tasting
61. make homemade crayons
62. walk for the March of Dimes
63. bake bread
64. repaint my childhood dresser
65. wish on a shooting star
66. feed pigeons on a park bench in a big city
67. walk in central park
68. go on a family bike ride
69. ride in a hot air balloon

I'm going to put this as a new page in my navigation bar soon :)


  1. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing :) I'm an obsessive list maker too, let's be friends! Lol

  2. I have a 10 in 1001 list somewhere. You have inspired me to bring it out and revamp it.
    Also I have ALWAYS wanted to ride in a hot air balloon!!

  3. This seems great! I think I may give it a try, lets hope I can stick with it.

    Good luck!!! Everything on your list sounds amazing.

  4. Oooo sounds fun! might try it :)
    x x x x

  5. i've seen this on a few blogs too and want to start but need to start the list...that should be my first thing on the list "complete 101 list" lol

  6. Thanks for following! Just popping by to return the love. I think the project sounds like a great idea! I see your hubby is Aaron..mine too! :)

  7. Love this idea! Just might be creating my own list at the moment, fun :D

  8. How exciting!! :) Thanks for the reminder, I so need to start checking off some things off of my 101 in 1001 list! Enjoy! :)

  9. I love your blog! :) I became a follower and this will be my favorite to read! :) Your little boy is so sweet and precious! Erin

  10. I love this idea. I've seen this project a couple of times and after reading your post decided to go ahead and give it a go myself. I started my own list and linked back to you since you were the inspiration for starting it.

  11. what a great idea! i am totally going to make a list & i am going to try to convince my husband to make one too :) thanks for sharing


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