THE LIST | 101/1001

I really like lists. And I really like new beginnings, New Year’s resolutions, those things. No wonder I keep making these „Day Zero“ lists, or as I like to call it, THE LIST.
It’s actually a whole thing with a website and everything, but I never really used that, I’d rather have the list here on the blog and in my journal and quietly (or not so quietly, depending on my mood, really) work on it, so I just mention this for credit where credit is due. The criteria are that items on the list must be


[…] specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

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Considering how spoons vary from person to person, some of my goals might not seem like an achievement to others, but to me they are. Look here for previous LISTS.

I started this iteration of THE LIST on New Year’s 2021, giving me 1001 days from January 1st 2021 to September 29th 2023.

Tally: 27/101

Finished | In Progress

  1. Get new nibs for my outlining pen from that small paper shop in List
  2. Make candied violets or rose petals
  3. Have the desk pretty and tidy at least once
  4. Find a job that doesn’t kill my soul but pays the bills
  5. Make a reform or laundry dress
  6. Visit 5 new places in Germany | 3/5 (Bunker Ulmenwall Bielefeld, Göttingen, Augsburg)
  7. Learn basic 2D animation
  8. Draw 5 more Tarot cards | 0/5
  9. Brush up on my French
  10. Sew a walking skirt
  11. Make a pair of 18th century stays
  12. Buy aquatic elf ears
  13. Go stargazing
  14. Read As You Like It
  15. Have my whole bedroom be tidy for once
  16. Go urbexing
  17. Make 33 videos | 22/33 (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22)
  18. Take part in NaNoWriMo
  19. Finish a training or uni degree
  20. Visit Karoline in Denmark
  21. Finish building Fetch far enough for her to be playable | pants, stockings, shirt, waistcoat, coat, shoes, hat
  22. Play Fetch
  23. Go to a non-Mythodea LARP
  24. Sew an Edwardian blouse
  25. Draw 5 commissions | 1/5 (tentacle tattoo)
  26. Finish reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
  27. Write 11 reviews or recaps | 6/11
  28. Find a new C:tD group
  29. Make a turn-of-the-century corset
  30. Explore the Lüneburg Heath
  31. Reach 1k subscribers on YouTube | 390/1000
  32. Send 5 love-filled parcels | 4/5
  33. Publish 3 more recipes | 0/3
  34. Get a new cutlass for Trif
  35. Try 11 new bakes (almond sage biscuits, chocolate macarons, brandy snaps, orange cake, quick red wine chocolate muffins, matcha chiffon cake, floofy apple loaf, floofy lemon cake, weird Dutch pumpkin cheesecake, rum cupcakes, 2021 Bûche, chocolate meringues, Mojito Cake)
  36. Read and rewatch The Importance of Being Ernest
  37. Redecorate the balcony
  38. Go to Amsterdam
  39. Take part in MerMay
  40. Write 33 blog posts| 10/33
  41. Make a doll or puppet
  42. Get new glasses
  43. Practice the cello 11 times | 0/11
  44. Go back to therapy
  45. Get a business license
  46. Repair the chair
  47. Post 11 pictures on my art Instagram account | 5/11
  48. Draw the first chapter of Miserable Spirits
  49. Try 11 new cafés or restaurants in Hannover | 3/11 (that cute Italian one with the great mango cake, the place we went to with the outlaws with the okay mango cake, the new chain one, the Bauerncafé in Laatzen)
  50. Finish rebranding my social media
  51. Bake 5 pies or pastries | 0/5
  52. Grow oyster mushrooms
  53. Make a satyr outfit, horns, legs and hooves
  54. Finish reading 33 books (Rosen für Apoll – Joachim Fernau, I Want To Be Where The Normal Peope Are – Rachel Bloom, The Old Silent – Martha Grimes, Death at La Fenice – Donna Leon, one very bad historical romance novel, The Amulet of Sarmarkand – Jonathan Strout, The Glass House – Ashley Gardener, Was Sie schon immer über Goethe wissen wollten, aber nie zu glauben wagten – Bockholt & Huxel, Generation Golf – Florian Illies, Niederlande – W. Jappe-Alberts, Woyzeck/Leonce und Lena – Georg Büchner, The Case Has Altered – Martha Grimes, Downward Facing Death – Michelle Kelly, Jerusalem Inn – Martha Grimes, The Horse You Came In On – Martha Grimes, Rainbow’s End – Martha Grimes, The Blue Last – Martha Grimes, Tüte oder Sowas – Ulrike Sterblich, The Grave Maurice – Martha Grimes, Say it with Poison – Ann Granger, The White Magic Five and Dime – Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco, The Old Wine Shades – Martha Grimes, Großmama packt aus – Irene Dische, A Share in Death – Deborah Crombie, The Power of Ritual – CasperTer Kuile, The Falls – Ian Rankin, Death of an Outsider – M.C. Beaton, The Silent Woman – Edward Marston, Love in a Cold Climate -Nancy Mitford, Tells Tochter. Julie Bondeli und die Zeit der Freiheit -Eveline Hasler, The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford, Tod im Apothekenhaus – Wolf Sarno, The Haunting of Lamb House – Joan Aiken)
  55. Design and make armor patches
  56. Try a new painting technique
  57. Go to London
  58. Record some singing and put it out there
  59. Go to the zoo
  60. Take part in Inktober
  61. Move to a nicer part of town
  62. Make brandy snaps
  63. Get my nose pierced
  64. Sew shoes for Trif
  65. Get back into playing the guitar (or ukulele or mandolin)
  66. Go ice-skating
  67. Open an online shop
  68. Go see the Blue Wonder in Linden
  69. Take artsy self-portraits
  70. Make 11 designated Histopunk pieces | 1/11 (Urchin pants)
  71. Get another tattoo
  72. Use up 20m² fabric per year | 11/20m² in 2021 | 0/20m² in 2022 | 0/20m² in 2023
  73. Go to the opera, ballet or theatre
  74. Buy a waterproof mp3 player
  75. Visit the seaside
  76. Try a new craft (cold smithing)
  77. Go to Edinburgh
  78. Watch Gentleman Jack
  79. Explore the Harz highlands
  80. Weigh less than 70kg at some point
  81. Make tempered chocolate
  82. Have a C:tD kith photoshoot
  83. Write 5 in-character letters | 2/5
  84. Go swimming 5 times | 0/5
  85. Get a croquet set and play
  86. Have 3 picnics | 1/3
  87. Make plus fours
  88. Take a cello lesson
  89. Get 2 more ear piercings | 0/2
  90. Visit Schloss Herrenhausen
  91. Take a craft class
  92. Sew Landsknecht pants
  93. Visit 11 museums | 4/11 (Van Gogh Experience, Bunte Götter: Gold Edition @ Liebighaus, Slow Fashion/ Lithophanies @ MAK Hannover, Renoir @ Liebighaus)
  94. Finish playing 3 games | (Grim Fandango, Deponia Doomsday, Eastshade)
  95. At least look for adult beginner’s ballet classes
  96. Make those Bastion spirit cocktails
  97. Recreate a painting, sew and photoshoot it
  98. Visit Verdinium in the South
  99. Make ice cream
  100. Try at-home ballet workout
  101. Write a new list