It’s the last day of 2011, and I’m sitting here thinking about New Year’s resolutions. I never was one for the resolutions, but I realized I have a whole list of them now – the Day Zero Project (or 101 in 1001, as some know it )

It’s funny how a little list can make you more motivated to go out and do stuff. For instance, I didn’t really feel like enrolling my dog in a flyball course, because it was outdoors and winter was just around the corner. Then I remembered it was one of my goals and went ahead and did it anyway. I’ve been freezing my butt off a few times, but other than that I’m really happy that I did. I knew that when I got home again I would just turn on my trusty space heater and warm my toes (and my butt) quickly. Turns out my dog is an amazing ‘flyballer’ and absolutely loves it. As for myself, I got to know a bunch of awesome people I wouldn’t have met otherwise.

Others are based on things I do anyway, like reading, writing and sending postcards through Postcrossing (it’s fun, you should check it out!). Yet, making a goal out of them makes me that much more motivated to actually keep up with it. In a little less than two months I’ve read 7 books, sent out 25 postcards and written 22 blogs (23 if you count this one). I’m sure that without my ‘little’ list of goals, it would only be half that amount (or less).

So yes, I’m happy I started this thing again, after my website died earlier this year

Want to share some of your resolutions?