101 in 1001

101 in 1001: 340 days remaining

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

I’ll be checking in sporadically to share any progress or successes with my Day Zero Project. You can see my full list here on the blog, or at the Day Zero Project website.

So it has been a truly ridiculous amont of time since I updated (or let’s be honest, even looked at) this – over 18 months. Since then there has been all kinds of changes so I figure it’s time for an update!

Goals completed

18. Go to the theatre

We went to see Harry Potter & The Cursed Child in early 2018, and it was awesome. I will say though I think having read the screenplay before seeing the show was a mistake: working with books all day I didn’t dare put off reading it because I’d definitely have got spoilered at work, but I think my husband got more out of it by not knowing where the story was going.

22. Go to a spa

We actually ticked this off twice – we booked a cheap spa break Winter 2017 and then also had a massage on our honeymoon.

25. Get engaged & 26. Get married & 27. Open a joint account & 28. Buy a house

This is why my blogging mojo went out the window! We had a very busy year of doing some fun romantic things (wedding, honeymoon, house) and some responsible adulting things (budgeting, joint account).

39. Watch all 3 Lord of the Rings Films

We watched these over the winter when it was cold and miserable outside and we wanted to curl up with some popcorn.

62. Put a scratch map on the wall

Now that we’re in our own place this got moved up on the priority list! This was a nice easy one to tick off and I love daydreaming about where we’re going to scratch off (though it’ll probably be a while before we get to scratch off anywhere new after the expenses of 2018!)

63. Buy new bedding & 67. Put a photo of us up somewhere at home

We got vouchers as wedding presents so we spent some of them on photo frames and nice bedding.

68. Get a promotion or a new job

I got a promotion in my old job right at the beginning of 2018.

76. Make a decision about PhDs/teaching

In Autumn 2018 I bit the bullet and started my teacher training. It’s exhausting and the hardest thing I’ve ever done, with a crazy workload that takes me more hours than I seem to have right now but it has lots of good moments and it’ll be worth it in the end!

80. Get a tattoo

This was a birthday present to myself. I’d kept putting it off because I wanted to wait until I was at my ‘goal weight’ but I decided enough was enough – I’ve been struggling with my weight and I was fed up of putting life on hold!

87. Redesign the blog

That cute little porcupine/elephant/girl header have been around a while now but they were put in after the list started (and even though they aren’t new they make me happy everytime I see them).

Goals changed

84. Paint my nails at least once a month for a year

So as I’ve got less than a year left and haven’t thought about this one, I’m taking it off. I’ve replaced it with ‘Complete teacher training’. That might seem like an arbitrary goal, because if I’ve started it, of course I’ll finish right? Except that the drop out rate is very high and I can 100% see why! I’m determined to stick it out though.

Goals I’ve made progress on

14. Visit 5 cities

I’m only counting new-to-me cities, but so far I’m on 4 out of 5, mostly thanks to holidays since the list began. Prague, Galle (Sri Lanka), Singapore and Ubud (Bali)

Goals I need to track better…

Honestly, there are a few that I’ve definitely made progress on (if not completed!) but not tracked well enough. I’ll be properly counting these again from now on and will add on any I know for sure!

  • 33. 5 day/evening out dates
  • 35. Watch 5 documentaries
  • 36. Watch 101 movies
  • 39. Finish 3 TV series
  • 58. Try 10 new recipes
  • 60. Try 5 new wines
  • 61. Try 5 new restaurants
  • 63. Get rid of 100 things
  • 88. Review 100 books
  • 90. Read 200 books
  • 96. Finish/catch up on 24 book series

Current project stats

Will I ever get this finished? Will I get even half finished? Who knows, but I’m going to keep trying!

Days elapsed: 661 (66%)
Days remaining: 340 (34%)
Goals completed: 18 (17.8%)
Goals in progress: 21 (20.7%)
Goals not yet started: 62 (61.4%)

I’ve still got 5 more goals to create – any suggestions for me? What would you put on your 101 list?

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