runawayskellum: Animated icon of Toph punching Aang (he does have a heart)
a blethering, blustering, drunken blellum ([personal profile] runawayskellum) wrote2012-02-05 03:15 pm

Day Zero Project

In my current near-panic about leaving university and becoming a real person and being frightened of either not accomplishing or somehow actually forgetting some of the tasks I need to do in order to be at least a qualified success in this, I stumbled across the Day Zero Project. It's basically a big to-do list: set 101 goals to be done in 1001 days.

At first I considered cutting it down somehow and making it graduating-specific, but then I decided just to go for it. It turns out that only 33 of my goals are actually for before finishing university, and a lot of them are nice ones designed to make me appreciate all my wonderful friends and my beautiful girlfriend and all the really cool stuff you get to do when you're at uni. It surprised me how many of them were for the immediate aftermath of, with luck, obtaining a place to stay and a way to make money. Apparently I'm quite concerned with starting Adult Life with the right foot forward. (Another concern is to stop being such a total lurker.)

So I'm going to post my list here, dated for when it's meant to run out. (This idea I stole from [personal profile] kerrypolka, who I hope doesn't mind!)

It's funny, isn't it, how writing thoughtful/extensive to-do lists feels so much like actually achieving things?
glinda: river's boots (river/boots)

[personal profile] glinda 2012-02-05 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, for big extensive thoughtful lists! They do feel weirdly productive, though crossing things off as you get through them is good too. It took me ages to get 101 things for mine, but I found it a really helpful process working out what was important to me and needed to go on it. Most of my things are small organisational things and goals I've had for ages but never got round to, though I do have fairly big life stuff - like get my own place and visit Brazil - on it too. (Also there's a comm [community profile] 101in1001)