Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day Zero

My wonderful friend Jess at Points of Interest challenged several of us to create Day Zero lists.

As she explains it, Day Zero is a (little less than) 3 year bucket list. You have 1001 days to complete 101 goals that you set for yourself. They can be simple, they can be complex--they just have to be specific and measurable.

So here goes!  The list is kinda organized but not really.  Helpful, I know.

Start Date: November 1, 2011

End Date: July 29, 2014

Items complete so far: 0

  1. Have a baby
  2. Get a new passport with my married name so I can go out of the country again
  3. Go out of the country
  4. Go to Santa Fe Fiestas
  5. Go to Ten Thousand Waves
  6. Go to Marfa again
  7. Go to Seattle
  8. Go back to New York (for a visit, not to live)
  9. Go to Maine
  10.  Go to Napa
  11.  Go on a roadtrip
  12.  Go on a trip with someone other than Christian
  13.  Stay at Hotel Saint Cecilia
  14.  Go on the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory tour
  15.  Get to the point where I can fly without taking anything, including Dramamine
  16.  Visit 5 of the organizations we work with
  17.  Try 50 new (to me) restaurants or food trailers
  18.  Go see at least one Ballet Austin performance
  19.  Go to AMOA at Laguna Gloria
  20.  Go to Arthouse at the Jones Center
  21.  Go to the Pecan Street Festival
  22.  Go to Eeyore's birthday party
  23.  Go kayaking
  24.  Go skiing or try snowboarding
  25.  Go for a bike ride
  26.  Go to Le Garage Sale at least once
  27.  Go to Bloom (Kendi Everyday's store)
  28.  Go see the one man show of Lord of the Rings 
  29.  Go to a UT football game with Christian
  30.  Go to an Astros game
  31.  Watch the bats come out at Congress Bridge
  32.  Go to Salt Lick
  33.  Go to the Kite Festival at Zilker Park
  34.  Get a tattoo 
  35.  Ride a Vespa 
  36.  Learn at least the basics of Photoshop
  37.  Complete a 365 photo challenge
  38.  Make our wedding album
  39.  Get new pro photos taken of Christian and me
  40.  Learn how to knit something other than a scarf
  41.  Take a screenprinting class
  42.  Take an upholstery class and re-upholster our green chair
  43.  Take a pilates class
  44.  Make 5 quilts (any size counts)
  45.  Make a dress
  46.  Spray paint something
  47.  Embroider a set of napkins
  48.  Make at least 10 things that I pin on Pinterest 
  49.  Gift something I've sewn/embroidered/knitted to 10 different people
  50.  Beat Christian at Trivial Pursuit
  51.  Read 100 books
  52.  Read How to Win Friends and Influence People and try to implement
  53.  Read an entire issue of The Economist - every.single.article
  54.  Continue with my current mentor and then find another one
  55.  Go a week without TV 
  56.  Go an entire weekend without email or internet (laptop or phone).
  57.  Go a month without spending any unnecessary money (basically, no clothes or random things from Target)
  58.  Figure out my 401(k)
  59.  Get rid of bad debt
  60.  Buy a house
  61.  Make a budget and stick to it for 3 months  
  62.  Make a 3 year career plan
  63.  Build my blog 
  64.  Open an Etsy shop
  65.  Help someone with an organization or interior design project
  66.  Make a new friend outside of work
  67.  Clean out all the cabinets, closets and drawers of unnecessary stuff
  68.  Go 1 month without refined sugar
  69.  Cook dinner once a week for a month three times
  70.  Re-learn how to make my Grandma's taffy
  71.  Take a charcuterie class with the Kocureks
  72.  Make a meal using only local ingredients
  73.  Make Star Wars cookies using the molds from William Sonoma, including the fancy icing
  74.  Make at least 6 new recipes a year
  75.  Learn how to bake a pie other than pecan
  76.  Make a cake from scratch, rather than a box  
  77.  Dress up for Halloween every year
  78.  Send holiday cards every year
  79.  Decorate a Christmas tree on 360
  80.  Spend a Thanksgiving with our friends
  81.  Spend a Christmas just Christian, me and the cats
  82.  Learn how to curl my hair with a straightening iron
  83.  Once my hair gets longer, wear it down rather than in a ponytail at least once a week
  84.  Get my acne under control and gone if possible  
  85.  Wear red lipstick at least once a month
  86.  Find the perfect shade of nude lip color
  87.   Learn 3 new board or card games
  88.  Complete Couch to 5k
  89.  Try 10 new fruits, veggies, foods
  90.  See a psychic
  91.  Have a party
  92.  Visit my niece or have her visit us
  93.  Get allergy shots so I don't have to worry about ant bites
  94.  Start playing the piano again
  95.  Don't complain about anything for a week
  96.  Pay for the person behind me in the drive-thru
  97. Volunteer at the Austin Public Library
  98.  Make a donation to the same nonprofit every year
  99.  TBD
  100.    TBD
  101.    TBD

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