101 Things in 1001 Days

This is going to be my third attempt at the Day Zero Project. I’m a big supporter as I love to make lists and check things off, and it’s just cool that the founder is a New Zealander. Bucket lists are an awesome concept. They help you to dream big and that anything can be achieved if you put a good enough plan behind it. Why not make this a New Years Resolution? Because I always fail, and this gives me at least 2 years to achieve them all. It seems all my posts for January are a Challenge! Wish me luck.

Here are my new 101 Goals in 1001 Days

Timeframe: 1 Feb 2020 – 29 Oct 2022


  1. Preorder a Book
  2. Create a TBR Jar
  3. Post a monthly book review
  4. Meet an author of a book I’ve read
  5. Complete the Popsugar Reading Challenge
  6. Read a ‘new to me’ author
  7. Write a fan letter
  8. Have a dedicated booksehlf
  9. Visit a ‘new to me’ library
  10. Visit a place from a book


  1. Give up alcohol for a year – started Jan 2020
  2. ✅ Get my Restricted Drivers License – Passed 20 Oct 2020
  3. Research my whakapapa
  4. Throw out all my underwear & Start again
  5. Change my hairstyle
  6. Sew a dress
  7. Watch the sunset
  8. Watch the sunrise
  9. Spend a weekend unplugged
  10. Keep a gratitude journal for 30 days


  1. Visit a Harry Potter site
  2. Attend the New York Comic-Con
  3. Visit a different theme park
  4. See a show on Broadway
  5. Dip my toes in the moana somewhere I haven’t been
  6. Visit Big Ben
  7. See the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
  8. Eat pizza in another country
  9. Have a New Haven board on Pinterest (just in case!)
  10. Go somewhere unexpected


  1. Rearrange the furniture
  2. Organise a wardrobe
  3. Create a booknook
  4. Declutter the pantry
  5. Put my favourite photos in frames
  6. Have an indoor plant survive a year
  7. Complete a DIY project at home
  8. Sort & label photos into albums/boxes
  9. Buy new bed linen or spread
  10. Design a family calendar


  1. Make fancy muffins
  2. Bake a birthday cake for someone else
  3. Bake macaroons
  4. Decorate Christmas cookies
  5. Try a new cupcake recipe
  6. Make ice cream from scratch
  7. Plait & bake a bread
  8. Cook a 3 course vegan meal
  9. Try a Nadia Lim recipe
  10. Make sushi

Social / Outside of my comfort zone

  1. Go to a book signing
  2. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  3. Organise a social night
  4. Sing karaoke in public
  5. Gift a book shop gift card
  6. Go camping
  7. Host a champagne breakfast
  8. Do a cooking class with husband
  9. Attend a service at a ‘new to me’ church
  10. Influence someone to make a day zero list

Big Spender

  1. ✅ Upgrade my cellphone – Bought iPhone SE20, 2020
  2. Upgrade my car
  3. ✅ Buy our first home – Moved in May 2020
  4. Buy ‘spur of the moment’ airfares
  5. Have a KitchenAid mixer
  6. Go to a concert out of town
  7. Eat at a Michelin star restaurant
  8. Buy a Label item just for me
  9. ✅ Buy a Big Girls Bed for my daughter – Bought in June 2020
  10. Buy a hope chest


  1. ✅ Fundraise $500 for Charity – raised for NZBCF, August 2020
  2. Have an Emergency Fund of $1000
  3. Add $5000 to Retirement Fund (after house purchase)
  4. Donate a Christmas Present
  5. Save over $2000 for my daughter

Green Thumb

  1. Plant a tree
  2. Start a herb garden
  3. Grow vegetables
  4. Carve a pumpkin
  5. Paint a brick garden library

Health & Fitness

  1. Complete Round the Bays Auckland
  2. Complete a Quarter Marathon
  3. Complete a Half Marathon
  4. Do a Colour Run
  5. Walk a New Zealand walkway
  6. No fast food for a month
  7. Close all 3 rings for a month
  8. Wake up at 6:30am every morning
  9. Do 20 pushups nonstop
  10. Add 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar to glass of water for a month


  1. Build a snowman
  2. Build a sandcastle
  3. Carve a watermelon
  4. Fly a kite
  5. Go to the zoo
  6. Dance in the rain
  7. Dress up for Halloween
  8. Hide a geocache
  9. Go on a picnic
  10. Host Christmas at our house

and lastly

  1. Complete 100 tasks in 1001 days