The Day Zero Project

I should be editing the final draft of my thesis right now, but I’m exploring the Day Zero site instead — and boy, is this inspirational procrastination at its finest!

The Day Zero Project began its life as a meme where people made lists of 101 things to accomplish in 1001 days. Unbeknownst to me until today, it’s now morphed into a growing social network with some really neat features, like the most popular 101 tasks, goals sorted by travel destination, featured theme lists and an idea finder.

Some favourite reading so far:

  • Organize a hide and seek with at least 20 friends in IKEA
  • Watch turtles enter the sea for the first time
  • Write a detailed zombie apocalypse plan
  • Tie a secret to a balloon and let it go
  • Photograph an endangered animal
  • Bake a Rubik’s Cube cake
  • Make a pie on Pi Day
  • Conquer my fear of grasshoppers
  • Make a chalk mural in the driveway
  • Entertain the elderly at a nursing home

My own Day Zero list is expiring at the end of this month, and what with my two jobs and the thesis keeping me crazy busy, I’m having more fun creating a new list for my post-graduation life than trying to complete the old one. Yes, all my thoughts are eagerly turned towards the next chapter and the excitement of the unknown. Anything might be possible!

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