In the midst of finishing my Bachelor’s degree and starting (and now almost finishing) a PhD I feel like I’ve had little time to do things that I want to do. When I stumbled across the ‘Day Zero Project‘ I felt like this was something I could take a stab at to get a little bit more balance back in my life.
I’ve set up a list of 101 things to complete in 1001 days (approximately 2.75 years). It’s definitely going to be a challenge but for me this is less about completing everything and more about trying. I have a massive fear of failure and am hoping that this list will help me to conquer that fear. There’s a range of things from travelling to far flung places to knitting a scarf and saving money. Everything on the list is something I’ve wanted to do for sometime and here’s hoping I finally can cross some of them off!
I’m planning to keep a track of as many of them as I can on the blog so you can keep me accountable and see just how successful I am in completing 101 in 1001.
Start date: June 1st 2017
End date: February 27th 2020
 Learn to speak Arabic  Watch an international rugby match  Knit a scarf  Do the splits  Grow a chilli plant  Wear something I’ve made  Upcycle a piece of furniture  Learn how to play chess  See sunrise and sunset on the same day  Take a make up lesson  Read the Quran in a year  Finish a ‘Wreck this journal’  Pray more often  Make a patchwork blanket  Be completely honest for a week  Tie dye a piece of clothing  Decorate the inside of my wardrobe with polaroids  Learn to play a song I love on piano  Finish a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle  Find a podcast I love to listen to  Have a Star Wars marathon  Take myself for coffee regularly  Make my own glass bauble  Join a choir  Keep a journal for a year
 Graduate from my PhD  Preform at an open mic  Sell my poetry on Etsy  Buy a new camera lens  Sit the GAMSAT  Start a Youtube channel  Get my first graduate job  Be a speaker at a conference  Design a media kit for Copperpoet
 Own a pair of Louboutin shoes  Change my glasses  Own a record player and vinyls
 Save £5000  Have a no spend month  Start selling my unwanted items  Save £10 for every task completed
 Donate blood  Donate my hair  Volunteer for a year  Donate £10 for every task completed
 Give up take away for 30 days  Get a massage  Go vegetarian for 30 days  Do a week long digital detox  Workout 3 times a week for a month  Drink water exclusively for a month  Learn to ride a bike  Become happier with my body  Swim 10 lengths of a 25m pool without stopping  Take part in a fun run  Finish an entire colouring book  Try acupuncture
 Learn to make macarons  Have a beach BBQ  Go for afternoon tea  Try 5 new restaurants  Take a cookery class  Go strawberry picking
 Treat my family to dinner  Send 10 ‘just because’ gifts  Host a family game night once a week for a month  Get professional portraits done for Mam  Send my parents on holiday  Treat my sister to a day of whatever she wants  Plan a surprise for someone I love  Buy my Nan flowers regularly
 See a West End show  Read 100 books Attend the Hay Festival  Visit 5 museums  See a stand up comedian  Receive 100 postcards from postcrossing.com  Listen to 100 TED talks  Visit the Louvre  Visit the Wellcome Collection  See a spoken word poet
 Take a hot air balloon trip  Learn how to surf  Go ice skating  Go white water rafting  Try stand up paddle boarding  Go sky diving  Fly a kite  Try 5 new walking routes  Spend the day at Go Ape  Visit a theme park  Climb a mountain
 Celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh  Visit Disneyland Paris  Go to Italy  Travel to Barcelona  Own a cork board map  Take part in the rickshaw run in India  Visit the Maldives