It’s time to try this again.
With being employed and having a small amount (very small) of financial flexibility, I decided it was time to try the Day Zero Project one more time.
The idea of the project is simple – do 101 tasks in 1001 days. Some are simple, some are medium and some are hard. But that is a good thing as it will challenge me as a person to finish the tasks and finish the list.
I’ve tried this before, with the 1001 days running from Oct. 10, 2010 – July 8, 2013. If you’ll notice, the bulk of that time came when I was unemployed, so unfortunately I didn’t finish the project. Some of these items took money, so it was rather tough.
From what I checked off, I finished 38 items on the list, but as I look things over, it appears some of them actually were completed and I never checked them. No worries.
But I now need to try this again. My project this time around will run from August 1, 2014 – April 28, 2017.
The items I am going to add to the list will include things with geocaching, travel, writing, photography, blogging, disc golf and other personal things. One of the goals, again, will be to blog about each topic as I finish it. As with the last one, I will not make the list public until I finish a task. I do this more because there are some personal goals that I want to keep silent until I am done. It’s much easier that way.
This is actually going to be the first goal I complete – doing a post within the first week of starting the project.
I’m a realist, too. I know finishing the list the way I have it set up will be extremely tough. So, though it kind of goes against the idea, I am going to reserve the right to tweak a goal or two if my current situation in life changes. Still, I’d placed 101 things on this list and am looking forward to trying and complete the list.
To help with this, I’ve purchased a smaller Moleskine book. It’s tiny, with about 160 pages in it. My plan is to number each page so I can keep track of each goal. This way, for ones that are multi-faceted, I can jot down when I finished parts, dates etc. That will make it easier, too, to blog about each.
There will be a Day Zero Project page on my blog that will keep track of this project. When I finish a goal and blog about it, I will link it in there so all is easily accessible.
The blogging aspect of this project is going to, hopefully, help me, too. The idea is that it will give me some things to blog about, as well as giving me a record of things I’ve done with the challenge.
With my first go-around with this project, I found several other bloggers who were doing it. Some I still follow today, so hopefully that happens this time around, too. The blogging world is bigger than it was when I started, so I am sure I can find some.
No matter what happens with this challenge, though, my goal is to give it my best and see what I can get completed. Maybe everything will line up and I’ll be able to get every single task done. If that happens, I’m sure I’ll be quite pumped.
Anyone else doing a Day Zero Project? Maybe you’ve done one in the past or are looking to do one in the future? What were your experiences?
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