Day Zero: The Challenge
Some of you may have heard of Day Zero. If not, I’ll tell you that it is much like a bucket list. I decided to embark on this challenge because it seems like a lot of us are just strolling through life waiting for it to end. We wake up, go to work or school or start our daily household tasks. The day goes on, business as usual. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner – most often times it is the same type of meal: oatmeal or scrambled eggs, turkey sandwich for lunch, you get my drift.
Then we retire to the couch and watch our tv shows every night like clockwork. Off to bed and do it all again the next day. It is like we are programmed, and it is okay to go on living status quo. Sure we look forward to the big events in life – weddings, childbirth and family trips. But once those milestones have been reached and that day goes by, we are “life as usual” again.
A while back, my husband asked me “What is the point of life, really?” So he got me thinking and I realized if we keep doing these routine things in life, we just might miss it. The moments will just “pass us by”. Although I thoroughly enjoy my life now, I don’t want to miss everything that this world has to offer. Now obviously I don’t expect to see and do it all, but I want to be able to have things to talk about.
Enter, Day Zero. 101 things to do in the next 1001 days. It is less finite than a bucket list and I have a time limit. Some things on my list are easy enough (I have to feel like I can accomplish some of them, right?), some are more difficult. I started this in November 2010, but I stopped for about 6 months – as “status quo” me took over again. I am going to jump back in where I left off, but tack on 4 months to make sure I can do the seasonal items. That gives me 1 year:
Deadline: October 28, 2013