– progress of month no. 6 – Can we start by acknowledging that the GIFs above are very cool? I figured out how to loop them in blog posts not too long ago and it might be a new thing, just wanted to warn you. But we’re not here to talk about GIFs, we’re here to talk about the Day Zero Project and its progress. Again, I didn’t actively try to achieve any of the things on the list, which kind of sucks. Can we blame it on winter and meh weather and more of these things? Thanks.
80. Visit a cat cafe One thing that I can actually check of the list: visit the cat cafe! Not even on my own initiative, but on my boyfriend’s, because he took me there for my birthday. In case you’re wondering, that’s not the ‘very mean’ part; the ‘very mean’ part is that all cats had to remain in the cafe. I wanted to take one. (Or two.) Read more »
– progress of month no. 5 – Five months into the project already and I start to notice that maybe not all the goals are feasible, so I might need to review and edit the list somewhat, which luckily I included as one of the points on the list. Life evolves and so do goals and interests, which is only a good thing. I’m not sure if I’ll already revise the list in the next month or if I’ll wait a bit, until I’m closer to a third of the project, considering I can only do this three times. Anyway, let’s get into month number five.
16. Make this place a home Edit October 2020: moving out of there now, so the goal is open again I really feel like this apartment is home, even though we didn’t change anything in the last month. It must be the party flags and lights in the living room 😉 Read more »
– progress of month no. 4 – I was surprised I actually accomplished some of the goals of the list, in a natural way, as I didn’t focus too much on this during the month of December. I also realised I had previously forgotten to check off some things, so they’re also included this month.
– progress of month no. 3 – A few days later than supposed to, but here’s the progress of month 3. I have to admit, I didn’t follow up on too many goals during November and the beginning of December, but hey, let’s blame it on the darkness and cold okay?
30. Visit five different museums [4/5] One thing I did do in the last month of the project was visiting museums. Three museums to be precise. First, I went to the Groninger Museum with my boyfriend, because we had tickets for free that we could use until the end of the year. We had recently been there, so the only new thing was the Mundo Mendini exhibition, which I liked surprisingly much. The second museum was FOAM in Amsterdam, where I went alone. Then it still had the Brassaï exhibition (closed on December 4th), which I liked very much. Number three of the museums was the World Press Photo exhibition, which I visit every year. Impressive as always. Read more »
– progress of month no. 2 – A second of the Day Zero Project has passed; I achieved some new goals and I progressed on several others. Here’s the progress I made!
50. Start the Koala Lumpur project So far, I wrote in the list that this goal was a secret one – I didn’t want to say anything about it before actually starting it. My boyfriend and I had this idea a while ago, to start a koala-project together. For now it’s an Instagram account with photos of the koala that I made, but hopefully in the future there will be designs and other koala-related things. Go and follow our cute koala!
– introducing the day zero project – Exactly one month ago, I started with the Day Zero Project. The idea behind the project is to create a list with 101 goals that you want to complete the following 1001 days. To create a list like this, you need to set clear and measurable goals. For example, you shouldn’t put ‘read more’ on the list, because you cannot clearly identify if you achieved this or not. Instead, you can say ‘read one book per month’ or ‘read x books during the project’. By having your goals clear, you can achieve them more easily, because you know exactly what you need to do. The amount of time, 1001 days, gives you a clear deadline and several seasons of time to complete your goals. A clear deadline helps to avoid procrastination – you cannot think ‘I’ll do it someday’, because you know when it has to be done. Read more »