Things have been so busy and crazy around here that I am just now getting around to summing up my experience with the Day Zero project. My end date was May 29, 2012.
Completed goals: 77
Partially completed goals: 4
I’ll be the first to admit that I modified a few of my goals over the course of the project. For example, “Audition for a senior drum & bugle corps” became “Try out for roller derby” since my interests evolved and I realized that commuting to rehearsal camps for a senior drum & bugle corps probably wasn’t feasible. However, the new goal satisfied the same basic idea: join an organization to have fun and make new friends. I felt that I achieved this even though I modified the original goal.
Frankly, I am I amazed that so many of my original goals remained so relevant to me and my life, considering almost 3 years passed since I embarked on this project. A few of the goals even turned out to be a bit ironic/prophetic: “Visit NYC” was one of my goals…and I MOVED to NYC during the course of the 1001 days! Never saw that one coming.
I’m going to cool it on the goals for now and not immediately embark on a second iteration of the Day Zero project (not just yet, anyway). Writing the goals down made me feel obligated to achieve them. This sometimes had a negative effect and I often stressed that I “wasn’t getting enough done”. I realized that not every minute of my life needs to be spent accomplishing something.
I only have two goals for the immediate future:
- Finish planning my wedding and marry Corner on November 9, 2012
- Skate, skate, SKATE!