101 in 1001

About The Project

Welcome to Day Zero, the home of the 1001 Day Project. A unique challenge that inspires you to set and achieve your personal goals in life.

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

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e.. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days? 
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

  1. Go to a professional play

  2. Go fishing
  3. Go to a beach I've never been before

  4. Get a dog
  5. Go camping 
  6. Visit a state I've never been
  7. Paint a wall in my home
  8. Buy a new board game

  9. Buy a new duvet cover

  10. Try 10 new restaurants

  11. Go on a train ride
  12. Attend OMSI after dark

  13. Go skiing
  14. Go on a ski lift

  15. Go on a bike ride
  16. Fly somewhere

  17. Buy a piece of art
  18. Spend a day at the waterfront
  19. Have a picnic

  20. Visit a McMenamins
  21. Go to Seattle
  22. Get my legs waxed
  23. Get a spray tan
  24. Go wine tasting

  25. Lose 50lbs (-35lbs so far as of 2/18/2011)

  26. Learn to bake a pie
  27. Make 2 new recipes per month

  28. Buy ten ($10+) bottles of wine (3/10 completed!) 
  29. Buy a wine rack
  30. Purchase a new CD  (Eminem!)
  31. Subscribe to or renew 2 non-parenting magazines
  32. Go on a hike (Completed 8/13/2010, hike to Paulina Falls)
  33. Keep a plant alive for a season
  34. Host a game night

  35. Read 1 new book a month (Currently reading A Perfect Arrangement By Suzanne Berne)

  36. Update my scrapbooks
  37. Do Project 365 
  38. Get fake nails
  39. Go to a martini bar
  40. Make chocolate crinkles
  41. Get another tattoo 
  42. Buy a great fitting bra
  43. Go to a sushi restaurant 
  44. Take a photography class
  45. Blog at least weekly
  46. Go to lunch alone (IHOP delicious crepes all alone! Completed 2/7/2011)
  47. Buy a cute pair of heels
  48. Wear heels on a fancy date
  49. Paint something with an end result I like :)
  50. Go on a coffee date with a friend (Completed 10/13/2010, Starbucks with Jessa!)
  51. Buy 10 Things I Hate About You on DVD
  52. Make a handmade gift
  53. Buy and give 5 "just because" gifts for people (1/5 completed!)
  54. Go to a club and dance.  (Completed 9/28/2010, Courtney's bachelorette party!)
  55. Take a pottery class
  56. Get highlights
  57. Learn to trip Miley's nails
  58. Take Zulyed somewhere she's never been
  59. Make homemade playdough with Zulyed

  60. Learn to make a new cocktail
  61. Make 5 homemade birthday cards
  62. Purchase new prescription glasses (Completed 2/17/2011)
  63. Go to a park and swing (Completed 10/2/2010, Park trip with Sammy, Tommy and Jessa!)
  64. Buy a stainless steel water bottle  (Completed 8/22/2010)
  65. Clean my box fan
  66. Buy a bracelet

  67. Get a new collar for Miley
  68. Take a walk alone (Do this almost daily now!)
  69. Buy a sewing machine
  70. Learn to use a sewing machine
  71. Buy some new "going out" makeup
  72. Take an art class
  73. Put pictures in the frames I already own, and hang them (Started this 8/22/2010!)
  74. Pay off my library fines (paid $12 out of $22 8/19/2010)
  75. Buy a cute dress
  76. Enroll in the Oregon Registry