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Thursday 23 December 2021

Day Zero Goals - 1001 days later

Day Zero Goals: 1001 days later

Way back in March 2019 I created my first Day Zero Goals post with a view of trying to complete as many of my 101 goals in 1001 days as possible. A lot has changed since then, both personally for me as I try to tick goals off but also in the wider world as things such as Brexit and Covid continue to change our lives beyond recognition. Nevertheless I've reached a whole 1001 days later so it's time to take a look at my goals and see just how I did

Day Zero Goals Project

Don't forget to check out my previous editions and updates:

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

  1. Go on a Hot air balloon ride 
  2. Go to Disneyland Paris
  3. USA Roadtrip
  4. Complete a reading challenge - I got to a point where I was trying to complete an out of date challenge and really not enjoying reading any more. So I've stopped the challenge and I'm now reading more for fun which was completely the aim
  5. Visit all Premiership and EFL Grounds
  6. Midnight movie Premiere 
  7. Go to Cadbury World - We went here in July 2019 and I really enjoyed it proper chocoholic
  8. 20k social media followers combined - Completed! This is twitter, instagram, pinterest, facebook and bloglovin combined. I'm so pleased to have got here, it's helped me work out which channels work for my blog and which to prioritise
  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 , Piccolino and The Botanist 
  11. Go on a Cruise
  12. 'Try' Pinterest pins rather than just pinning and leaving - Ongoing I'm in the groove with this one I've been working through a few blogging ones
  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 - Due to lockdown this one has become unachievable purely because everywhere now delivers and living in a city it's crazy, so I probably need to reassess for the next list
  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 2019 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 2020 Connor proposed and I'm the happiest girl alive
  25. Get married - We finally did it! We had a beautiful intimate ceremony in June 2020 and while it was different to how we planned it worked out absolutely perfect
  26. Have a baby - Definitely the biggest change and achievement on this list. My gorgeous boy arrived in November and I've now had a whole month of being a mummy 
  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! But we're here and still going so I guess that counts as survival? 
  34. Own all the Harry Potter Lego - I still have the huge castle to build, but they keep releasing more and more! And I was running out of space so this is kind of partially completed
  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 Reservoir purely through flipping a coin 
  37. Go to the Electric Cinema in London
  38. Watch every Disney movie in order - Thoroughly enjoying reliving my early 00's youth watching Disney movies but nowhere near the end
  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 - Our entire house has been redecorated! There's a few tiny furniture changes I want to make to accomodate baby toys but on the whole I love it
  46. Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras
  47. Donate Platelets / Blood on a regular basis -  I'm actually devastated but due to the manner of my labour I had to have two blood transfusions so now I'm unable to donate blood 
  48. Complete a random act of kindness - I've done this a couple of times during lockdown whether it's been donating to a good cause or surprising someone who's been having a hard time I really enjoy it
  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 has moved to 2022!)
  54. Visit Oxford on Alice's Day (July 6th)
  55. Clear out all my clothes so everything fits on one rail - Due to little mans impending arrival we moved all of our clothes into one wardrobe in our bedroom so I had a HUGE tidy out and they all fit (just)
  56. Keep logging our life together in our memory book - We're right up to date with this and I love looking back on our journey
  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 - We bought a BBQ! It's only a little kettle BBQ but it's perfect for just the two of us
  60. Make the garden a nice place - It's definitely a work in progress, we've got big ideas but not sure if they'll happen this year - but it's a world away from what it was
  61. Watch LOTR - Finally ticked this off after our local cinema had showings during August
  62. Lose weight
  63. Explore Sheffield, keep ticking things off Tripadvisor - Now at 180 - still plodding along and finding new fun things to do
  64. Create a freebie/something useful for my blog visitors - I've created a new blogger checklist which you'll receive if you subscribe to my emails on the left hand side
  65. Put up the pictures that are still in the kitchen in a pile - Success haha! I now have pictures on my 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 didn't quite manage twice a week but I did keep blogging throughout, I've got big plans for the new year to give it a kick start
  68. Organise all of mine and Connors stuff into the house - Complete! Amazing what a kick up the arse a baby on the way did
  69. Celebrate our 3rd anniversary - This is a weird one! The day kind of passed unnoticed in the midst of rearranged wedding dates and baby scans. But we're married now so I'm taking that as a big celebration
  70. Try a new food once a month - We've been having Hellofresh deliveries which has definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone
  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 
  73. Have £5k saved up in a house fund
  74. Build my blog email list to 500 - 150 on the list, progress being made
  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 - we got the closest we've ever been!
  79. Watch SUFC get promoted to the premiership - I mean the 2nd season syndrome hit us hard and to the Championship we returned but I saw us get there and enjoyed it all
  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 - The spare room is actually functional as a walk in wardrobe! I can see the floor and everything which is a far cry from what it used to be. 2021 update - that walk in wardrobe didn't last long, it's now little mans nursery
  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'm working through a Pinch of Nom cookbook and enjoying it
  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 - We've not become members but since it reopened we've been twice and definitely making it a regular thing so this one is complete
  88. Complete 10 jigsaws - 7 complete (mini HP one, Big repeating pattern Harry Potter one, Disney Panaromic, Anniversary Disney Jigsaw, Cat breeds jigsaw, Mini London, Cinderella) - A new Marvel one has been started
  89. Donate / Buy items for RSPCA Sheffield - I've been buying items from their Amazon wishlist most months, I've also set up Amazon Smile so they get a donation every time I buy from Amazon
  90. Write a short story
  91. Brew our own beer in the shed 
  92. Do something that scares me once a year - Living through a Pandemic, Major job change as my current role gets merged with another company and had a baby!
  93. Join a book club
  94. Go on our Honeymoon
  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 just about managed to keep up with this
  99. Try all the lush bath bombs they sell - I'm enjoying doing this so much still, definitely making huge headway
  100. Win a fantasy football league
  101. Start a new 101 list

So there we have it! One complete list and roll call of the goals:
43 fully completed
12 partially completed
45 not completed

I'm actually surprised and really pleased just how much progress I managed to make on my list, especially when you consider that we were locked down for a vast amount of 2020. I've thoroughly enjoyed it and already have my new list ready and waiting to start in 2022 so watch this space!

Which of my goals do you think I should add to my new list?

Day Zero Goals

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