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Keeping the USPS in business

One of my Day Zero project goals is to send 101 postcards via Postcrossing.   Actually, I’d much rather receive cool postcards from around the world than send them.  But since sending them is the way to get them, that’s what I’m going to do.

You’d think that this would be a pretty simple goal to start.  But just think about this for a second – if you needed to go buy a post card right now, where would you go?  It’s harder to find a postcard than you would think.  And I know that most anything can be made into a post card, but I wanted to purchase North Carolina themed cards, since these are going all over the world and all.  I kept my eye out for them at the State Fair, and at the Farmers’ Market, and even at Cracker Barrel, with no luck.  Yesterday I realized that I work within walking distance to a couple museums.  Museums should have postcards!  So on my lunch break yesterday I stopped by the NC Natural Science museum and picked up a dozen cards so I could get started.

Check these out!  (sorry for the terrible lighting on the cell phone pic)  My first five cards are going to Russia, Belarus, German, Finland and the Netherlands.  I discovered something else unexpected.  It’s hard to figure out what to write on a post card to someone you won’t ever meet and who cares nothing about your life.

And also, I should have looked this up before adding the Postcrossing goal to my list, but international post card stamps are expensive!  Oh well, I can’t wait to see what kinds of cards I get from other parts of the world, I’m thinking of making something out of them, I’m not sure what yet.


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101 things – quick update

Just a quick update.  I finished making my Day Zero list (first mentioned here).  You can check out the finished list on the new tab at the top of the page.

I plan to post about the more interesting accomplishments as I cross things off of the list.  But if you’re interested in where I am with the project, the tab will remain throughout.


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The master list.

Have you heard of the Day Zero Project? My friend J over at Points of Interest told me about it.  It’s basically a list, a big list, that you create for yourself.  It’s a list of 101 things that you want to accomplish in 1001 days.  That’s just under 3 years to do 101 things.

101 is a lot of things.  They can be big things, like “Travel to China” or small things like “Call Granny every Sunday for a month”, they just have to be measurable.

I’m going to do it.  I’ve started tonight compiling my list.  A few things immediately popped into my head, like sending a package to my friend Freya in Germany, or writing a thank you note that the recipient won’t expect to get, or finally going to the doctor instead of putting it off that much longer.

I’m still adding things to my list, but you can see it HERE if you’re interested.

I know that I’m going to be amazed at how much fuller my life will feel because of this.  So now, like J challenged me, I’m challenging you.  Make a list, do 101 things.  And if you don’t mind, share it here…I kind of need some ideas.


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