Day Zero Project

I was checking out the posts linked to NaBloPoMo on Britmums and came across a post by Hello it’s Gemma about the Day Zero Project.
I’d never heard of it but thought it was a brilliant idea when I went to check it out 🙂

I’ve spent ages making my list and can’t wait to start working on it.

1 Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
2 Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
3 Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet
4 Complete a 365 day photo challenge
5 Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
6 Read 100 books
7 Influence a person to make a day zero list
8 Dye my hair
9 Have dinner by candlelight
10 Write a short story
11 Make a custom recipe book
12 Make a list of thirty recipes I want to cook and cook them
13 Learn a song on piano
14 Take my kids camping
15 Make a list of 100 songs that I love
16 Kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve
17 Pass my driving test
18 Read a new book every month
19 Learn to make five cocktails
20 Organize photo collection
21 Make myself a time capsule
22 Write on 20 creative writing prompts.
23 Make and decorate a gingerbread house
24Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
25 Repaint my room
26 Go to the botanical gardens
27 Read a book by Jane Austen
28 Finish a painting
29 Paint a canvas and hang it on my wall
30 Spend an entire day watching films
31 Save $1 for each completed task
32 Watch all three Lord of the Rings films in one day
33 Learn the basics of photography
34 Make homemade ice cream
35 Get to my goal weight and maintain
36 Make a three course meal for my family
37 Take a family vacation
38 Make homemade donuts
39 Visit a real haunted house
40 Buy a new camera
41 Participate in NaBloPoMo
42 Make something with my sewing machine
43 Make Skittles infused vodka
44 Watch an entire season of a television show in a weekend
45 Sell something on eBay or Craigslist
46 Cook my way through a cookbook
47 Learn to eat with chopsticks
48 Do the mentos and diet coke experiment
49 Give a handmade gift
50 Get a digital SLR camera
51 Take a photo of the same place every month for year and then turn it into a calendar for the next year
52 Make a sock monkey
53 Make homemade jam
54 Complete a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
55 Ask 5 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
56 Learn to play the guitar
57 Have a Harry Potter movie marathon party
58 Listen to every CD I own
59 Learn to fold an origami crane
60 Write a book
61 Write a children’s story
62 Toast marshmallows on a fire
63 Learn how to make creme brulee
64 Buy a canvas and paint a piece of artwork
65 Start a new family tradition
66 Start a family Christmas tradition
67 Go to bed before 11pm every night for a month
68 Complete a Sudoku book
69 Eat fish and chips on the beach
70 Have a Star Wars marathon
71 Complete a knitting project
72 Watch the IMDb top 100 films
73 Keep a journal for this Day Zero Project
74 Learn how to play poker
75 Learn how to knit or crochet
76 Get a new cell phone
77 Back up all digital photos
78 Make a pizza from scratch
79 Write a love letter to my husband
80 Have a weekend away with my husband
81 Visit Stonehenge UK
82 Watch two movies at a cinema in the same day
83 Take a photo of a place through all four seasons
84 Make a Year in Pictures album
85 Unfriend non friends on Facebook
86 Write down every dream I have for a week.
87 Make fudge
88 Lose 40 pounds
89 Complete a colouring book
90 Make red velvet cupcakes
91 Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever comes up
92 Host a holiday dinner
93 Surprise my mom with flowers
94 Play a new board game
95 Spend a whole day reading
96 Paint every nail a different color and leave them be for a week.
97 Try a new flavor of ice cream
98 Watch all the Indiana Jones movies
99 Buy flowers for myself for no reason
100 Learn to crochet
101 Watch every movie on VHS that I own
If you’ve got your own Day Zero list, I’d love to see it. Feel free to leave your link in the comments section 🙂


  1. whyyyjen 26th March 2012 at 6:18 am

    Hi, I am a new 101er and I just want to meet everyone in Sarah Sarsm's blogroll. You have a lot of great ideas for your list. Good luck with them 🙂

    You have very beautiful children 🙂

  2. ~Andie's adventures in Listland~ 8th December 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Great list! I started mine in November too so it will be extra fun to follow you 🙂

  3. Shell Louise 29th November 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Your list is great, Emma 🙂

    Thanks sarsm 🙂

    I look forward to joining everyone on this fun journey xx

  4. sarsm 29th November 2011 at 9:50 am

    Hi and Welcome!!

    I'm adding you to our blogroll and will let the others know in my next update.

    I like your 50 questions. Good idea. I'm writing the letter too, I thought I'd do it right before my 40th birthday. Seems kind of poignant.

    Enjoy your list!!

    And welcome!

  5. Emma 29th November 2011 at 8:00 am

    Glad to see another 101'er you can see my list and others here

  6. Shell Louise 29th November 2011 at 7:10 am

    My id is shelllouise
    I'm now following you. Looking forward to seeing your list 🙂

  7. Fiona @nlpmum 29th November 2011 at 1:12 am

    I'm up for it too – have started the 50 questions but not made the list yet… hmmmm getting to bed before 11pm is a good one…. will have to add that. What's your id on day zero so's we can follow you? I'm nlpmum 😉

  8. Shell Louise 28th November 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I'm glad I could help you achieve one of your goals 🙂
    I'm looking forward to doing a lot of the things on the list. I love lists! lol

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂 xx

  9. helloitsgemma 28th November 2011 at 7:31 pm

    hoorah! I am so glad you've done this and so I achieve one of my aims which was to influence someone else to do a day zero project.
    Love some of yours especially red velvet cup cakes and making pizza from scratch. Must also back up all digital photos.
    gosh the 100 films is a big target. Go you! X

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