Ever heard of the Day Zero Project? It’s an online community where you can set goals, create bucket lists and similar, and check out other people’s goals in order to get inspired. Whether you love travelling, want to sort your life out or simply want to make a few small changes, it’s ideal to keep you motivated and a handy place to list and check off your goals as you achieve them.


Day Zero Project homepage

The original list is 101 Things In 1001 Days – designed to give you a bit more time than a standard list of New Year’s resolutions would do. I made such a list a few years ago, and I eventually completed everything on it – a bit behind schedule, and not without a few changes along the way. As the project has grown, it has expanded so that you can now include several different types of list: a Bucket List, things to do in a year, or things to do before the age of 30 or 40. I currently have a Things to Do Before 40 list – gulp!

I’ve been thinking about starting a new 101 Things list for a while, and I picked on 4 April 2016 to do it, mainly because the challenge will then end on 31 December 2018. You don’t have to be pernickety like that though, you can begin a challenge whenever you want.

I’ve decided that I don’t want to rush and add every item at once – I’ve got nearly three years to complete this and I’d rather add things that I really want to do. I have got my list started, however. Here are a few things I’ve added:

Change my title to ‘Ms’. I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while. I don’t believe a woman’s title should denote her marital status – a man’s doesn’t, after all. You don’t need to go through any formal process or official channel to do this – I’m just going to start ticking the ‘Ms’ box rather than the ‘Miss’ one when I fill in forms.

Learn all the words to Hamilton. I’m a bit obsessed with this musical at the moment and I reckon it would be cool to know all the words. Ideally before it transfers to London (which it’s bound to do at some point). Not the most serious of my goals, but it will probably be one of the most tricky!

Visit the Theatre Café. This café opened in London last year and I still haven’t been. Terrible huh?

Walk the Fleet. This river in London, once a major tributary of the Thames, is now mostly underground, and I’d like to follow its course either by walking it myself, or joining a walking tour – I haven’t quite decided.

Learn to identify 10 constellations. I used to know quite a bit about constellations and the stars when I was little – I had a handy book about them that I loved. However, I’ve forgotten most of what I used to know. These days I can just about make out Orion and the Plough, but that’s about it.


My brand new Day Zero list: waiting for items to be added

These are just some of the 101 things that will (eventually) make it to my list – what sort of things would you add?