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Wednesday 22 April 2020

Day Zero 400 day Update - 101 goals

101 goals in 1001 days - 400 day check up

A whole 400 days since I started my Day Zero Project and my 101 goals who could have predicted where the world would be and how it would change back when I started this. It's been a strange time the last few months but I've tried to keep going with my goals

Don't forget to check out my updates to see how I've been progressing:
100 day update 
200 day update 
- 300 day update

Stay Home Save Lives

Start - 19th March 2019
End - 14th December 2021

  1. Go on a Hot air balloon ride - 400 days later and can I find the voucher? Can I hell. Maybe lockdown cleaning will make it reveal itself
  2. Go to Disneyland Paris
  3. USA Roadtrip
  4. Complete a reading challenge - I'm aware I'm way into 2020 but I'm continuing with my  Popsugar 2019 reading challenge . I'm 16/39 and managed to finish my 16th book, I need to read more I'm just really not feeling it 
  5. Visit all Premiership and EFL Grounds - SUFC and WWFC complete, right now I'd just take watching football I'm missing it so bad 
  6. Midnight movie Premiere 
  7. Go to Cadbury World - We went here in July and I really enjoyed it proper chocoholic
  8. 20k social media followers combined - Another jump! I've reached 14k and only 300 away from 15k, I'll try and hit that the next 100 days
  9. Attend a blog event
  10. Partner with a local company on my blog - I've partnered with 3 amazing foodie locations local to me Hotel Du Vin YorkTurtlebay and Piccolino . Since The last update I've added The Botanist to this list 
  11. Go on a Cruise
  12. 'Try' Pinterest pins rather than just pinning and leaving - I've continued doing this, most recently to help me plan our Disney honeymoon, I've made a huge list of things to Try while we're in Orlando
  13. Have a full day at the cinema - We completed this I saw a few films in a day and I loved it
  14. Swim in an infinity pool - Completed on our Cape Verde holiday
  15. Say Yes for an entire week - I did this in February and it was good, I ended up doing things I would've normally said no to, I definitely want to do it again for a bit longer
  16. Pay off my car finance - All done and my little red beep beep is all mine
  17. Earn enough blog income to cover at least half of the household bills
  18. Reach 25000 sessions on my blog per month
  19. Order from every takeaway that delivers to me on Just Eat - I've now written a second Takeaways in Sheffield post, Lockdown is definitely meaning more opportunities for this one
  20. Go dog sledding
  21. Completely clear my old bedroom of stuff, sell what I don't want - I've managed to complete this! I sold a lot and threw a lot too there's not a lot of stuff now from my mums that isn't already at my house
  22. Do a food challenge
  23. Be a bridesmaid - In August I was absolutely thrilled to by the Bridesmaid for my mum and dad finally after 20 years together
  24. Get engaged - OMG it actually happened I can't believe it October 20th Connor proposed and I'm the happiest girl alive
  25. Get married - Absolutely in progress for a September 2020 wedding - holding out breath real tight hoping lockdown has gone away so this can happen as planned
  26. Have a baby
  27. Spend a night in a tree house
  28. Go to an airport and get the next flight
  29. Harry Potter tour in Edinburgh
  30. Get professional business cards for my blog - I did this! And adore my new business cards
  31. Hold a car boot
  32. Go on the Eurostar
  33. Survive Brexit - Who knew this was the tip of the shit iceberg! 
  34. Own all the Harry Potter Lego - I got the Knight bus for my birthday that I need to build
  35. Win a quarterly award at work - I won a quarterly award, in my 3rd year of being there. I've been working consistently hard and leading the league table in my section for the majority of the year
  36. Get in the car and flip a coin, make an adventure wherever we end up - We did this in Autumn and ended up having a lovely trip to Redmires Resevoir purely through flipping a coin 
  37. Go to the Electric Cinema in London
  38. Watch every Disney movie in order - I am absolutely smashing through this now Disney+ is a thing, we've been starting every lockdown morning with a Disney film
  39. Go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  40. Go to Iceland and visit the Blue Lagoon
  41. See the Northern Lights
  42. Go to Stonehenge
  43. Do a skydive
  44. Do a bungee jump
  45. Decorate the house so not all the walls are magnolia
  46. Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras
  47. Donate Platelets / Blood on a regular basis
  48. Complete a random act of kindness
  49. Go to Rome
  50. Visit Wales
  51. Visit Ireland
  52. Stand under a waterfall
  53. See 10 shows / concerts - 3/10 American Idiot, Brydon Mack and Mitchell, Dick Whittington Pantomime, (Friendsical tickets bought for my birthday so can tick another one off soon)
  54. Visit Oxford on Alice's Day (July 6th)
  55. Clear out all my clothes so everything fits on one rail
  56. Keep logging our life together in our memory book - We updated this to the start of this year, I love documenting our life together
  57. Visit New York
  58. Go to Alton Towers at Halloween - So it wasn't Halloween... BUT we did go to Alton Towers so I'm ticking this one off 
  59. Buy a BBQ
  60. Make the garden a nice place - Our garden is really nice and tidy but furniture is on the backburner until after the wedding I think
  61. Watch LOTR
  62. Lose weight - This is always going to be an ongoing thing 
  63. Explore Sheffield, keep ticking things off Tripadvisor - Now at 155 but obviously taken a bit of a backburner while we stay home
  64. Create a freebie/something useful for my blog visitors
  65. Put up the pictures that are still in the kitchen in a pile - Success haha! I now have pictures on my magnolia walls
  66. Send 5 just because gifts - Completed I bought 5 girls lockdown gifts off their amazon wishlist I saw on twitter just because we all need a little happy to get through this madness
  67. Blog twice a week consistently - I'm really seeing a difference from blogging more in terms of traffic etc. so I'm definitely going to keep that up
  68. Organise all of mine and Connors stuff into the house - Long and ongoing process!
  69. Celebrate our 3rd anniversary
  70. Try a new food once a month - I try! But I'm definitely a creature of habit
  71. Try a new restaurant once a month - I'm loving doing this and Sheffield is full of so many wonderful places. I try to remember to do as many reviews as possible in my Eat Sheffield 
  72. Do 50k steps on a weekly basis  - HA! This just seems so ironic right now for real
  73. Have £5k saved up in a house fund
  74. Build my blog email list to 500 - I've not made much more progress than the 100 mark from last time, but then I haven't sent an email either whoops!
  75. Organise all photos from the laptop, phone etc. on to an external hard drive - Thank the lord I did this as my laptop did die, I'm so pleased I didn't lose anything
  76. Have a blog post go viral
  77. Watch a sunrise
  78. See England win the Euros
  79. Watch SUFC get promoted to the premiership - We're definitely going to get  2nd season in the prem and that is genuinely unbelievable 
  80. Remind Connor I love him every day - This will always be ongoing but I'm definitely hitting it and making sure Connor knows how appreciated he is
  81. Turn the spare room into something useful/functional
  82. Go to a festival
  83. Go to Cornwall
  84. Visit the fairy pools in the Isle of Skye 
  85. Cook through a whole cookbook - I've started this! I got a BBQ Cookbook when I celebrated National BBQ week so I've been working through the book 
  86. Celebrate a holiday I normally don't - I don't normally do anything for New Years but we brought in 2020 in Edinburgh and I really enjoyed it
  87. Become a member at the board game cafe and visit often - Haven't been in the last 100 days so this definitely needs to change because we do love it there
  88. Complete 10 jigsaws - 3 complete (mini HP one, Big repeating pattern Harry Potter one, Disney Panaromic) - We've made a big dent in the anniversary one but it's a lot trickier than others we've completed 
  89. Donate / Buy items for RSPCA Sheffield - I've been buying items from their amazon wishlist most months
  90. Write a short story
  91. Brew our own beer in the shed 
  92. Do something that scares me once a year (1/3) - I think we can count living through a global pandemic as my first scare of the challenge. It definitely isn't one I wanted 
  93. Join a book club
  94. Go on our Honeymoon - This is all booked and planning in progress just praying we get there 
  95. Attend a Murder Mystery Weekend
  96. Visit a 'Dark Tourist' hotspot 
  97. Go on a Hen Do - I went to Edinburgh for my friend Sarahs and also had a fun night in Sheffield for my Mum's Hen do so double tick here
  98. 101 progress report every 3 months - I'm finding the updates really good to focus me on what to do for the next 100 days
  99. Try all the lush bath bombs they sell - Up to 11, I really need to do a proper blog post on this 
  100. Win a fantasy football league
  101. Start a new 101 list

On my 300 day update I was on 15 completed and 28 part completed, now I'm on 20 completed and 27 part completed. I'm really pleased to see progress and that my part completed list is still keeping strong too. It's obviously really difficult right now to get some of these completed or make any progress so I'm just going to do what I can and appreciate the hand we've all been dealt and hope that in 100 days time we're in a much better place

101 in 1001 day zero challenge

What goal should I focus on next?

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING ENGAGED, YOU!!! super duper thrilled for you! that has been on my list forever it feels like and i don't think it's ever getting crossed off! LOLOLOLOL. can't wait to read all about your wedding plans. and congratulations to your parents as well. xx

    1. Awww thank you so much!
      It will happen when you least expect it

  2. I love reading your updates on this post.

    How are you finding the wedding planning in this chaos? Ours has just ground to a halt and despite being December the current update has me a tad worried. We did send out our invites online though which felt quite monumental.

    Enjoy ticking more off and I look forward to the next update x

    1. Ahhh I'm so glad you enjoy reading the updates!
      It's pretty crazy, luckily I'd planned most things already and got a dress etc. we've got our notice appointment rebooked back in for July. It's stressful but I try not to think about it, certainly not the ideal wedding planning time


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