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The BoldHeartMama desires to enjoy living out the choices that she’s made for herself and for her family. She is a relentless learner: curious, inquisitive, and open to the possibilities of her life and of the human condition. She understands that there isn't one right way—she asks questions that dig deeper to make sense of it all and to find her own path.

She pays attention to and nurtures whatever it is she really cares about, letting go of the rest (for now) knowing she can't do and be everything all at once. She embraces her imperfections in favor of "good enough"—her imperfect self, her imperfect home, her imperfect mothering, her imperfect desires—and she never stops evolving as a woman and mother. She is a BoldHeart, authentic and true to herself.

The BoldHeartMama knows there is only this one life and she's all in. She is present and engaged and making things happen. Her intuition is her guide. She seeks to be inspired and relies on her creativity and her resourcefulness to solve the big and little challenges that she and her family face together as they navigate their relationships and their world.

The BoldHeartMama is willing to take calculated risks to make her biggest dreams come true. She is living out her BoldHeart in the moment, making small moves and taking little steps that add up, and she's cultivating a good life for herself and her family in the process. Read More!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Day Zero Project

You may have heard of the Day Zero Project. The challenge is to identify and commit to completing 101 goals in 1001 days.

Loving lists as I do, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a massive one to inspire my next 1001 days. Given the less than 3 year time frame, it was surprisingly difficult to come up with 101 items--it took me all week!

I hate to say that my list is sort of a "mom's list", but knowing I'll be pregnant or postpartum the better part of the next 3 years limits my aspirations for certain things like travel, and doesn't leave room for many other physical feats. Eh, so it is!

I'll be updating as I go....
  • Get a massage (1/10)
  • Take a “knife skills” course (1/11)
  • Read at least one book, book club style
  • Complete a sprint triathlon
  • Go to the shooting range
  • Throw an all-out dinner party
  • Read a series of books
  • Join a CSA (2/10)
  • Run a race--10k or better (11/10)
  • Read the manual that came with my DSLR (2/10)
  • Buy a keepsake baby book (1/10)
  • Go to the movie theater with Andy (2/10)
  • Listen to a book on tape (The Dance of Anger) (6/11)
  • Throw Roscoe a grand first year birthday party (5/10)
  • Work through a cookbook
  • Close my myspace account (1/10)
  • Perfect my boxing technique with personal training (4/10)
  • Lose my baby weight, again
  • Complete 36 push ups in one minute (6/10)
  • Volunteer for my neighborhood (5/11)
  • Attend a La Leche League meeting in Summer 2011 (7/11)
  • Attend a La Leche League meeting in Winter 2010 (12/10)
  • Attend a La Leche League meeting in Fall/Winter 2011 (2/11)
  • Attend a La Leche League meeting in Spring 2011 (5/11)
  • Shop at an Asian food market (8/12)
  • Find and attend a local API meeting (5/11)
  • Sew something (7/11)
  • Get pregnant (7/10)
  • Attend a sporting event as a family
  • Take Roscoe to the baby pool (6/10)
  • Go camping 
  • Take a road trip to NC to visit family
  • Take a tropical vacation (7/10)
  • Research California towns to move to, and determine the location of our next big move  (10/11)
  • Try out CrossFit (7/11)
  • Go to the dentist and get on a schedule! (6/10)
  • Read a book about photography (6/11)
  • Bake a souffle
  • Plan another home birth (10/10)
  • Get a spa service at the Mandarin Oriental DC (6/10)
  • Perfect Jacqueline’s Cupcake recipe, and give it a name
  • Get tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll (tried in 2010, and 2011 but didn't make the lottery!)
  • Bake a Jelly Roll Cakes (11/10)
  • Invite Mel back for Roscoe’s one year photo shoot (5/10)
  • Buy digital files from our photography sessions (1/11)
  • Go to tea in DC (1/11)
  • Decorate my office (3/12)
  • Use the weber grill to make s’mores (5/10)
  • Find a good resource on food photography
  • Get my ring polished
  • Find a “perfect” nursing bra (10/10)
  • Update my PJ collection and throw out the oldies (7/10)
  • Take Roscoe to see the monkeys at the zoo (8/10)
  • Buy a post-baby wardrobe or a maternity wardrobe whichever makes the most sense! (9/10)
  • Get a seat at a tasting table
  • Celebrate something special with a dinner at I Ricci (2/11)
  • Download an Add-in to Aperture and learn how to use them to edit my photos
  • Renew our vows
  • Bike the C&O canal
  • Join the Library’s reading club for babies, or other organized toddler group (1/12)
  • Nurse Roscoe until he’s at least one year old (5/10)
  • Spend an entire day with Roscoe and my mom (1/11)
  • Learn how to cook two traditional Filipino dishes (in progress, #1 Ginataang Mais, #2 Chicken Adobo)  (7/12)
  • Design another nursery or a playroom (11/10)
  • Commit to 7 days without consuming any “sweets” (1/10)
  • Take Chloe to an open space so she can run and play (4/11)
  • Identify a local (or not) park with a great playground (4/10)
  • Buy a jogging stroller, and take it for a spin (7/10)
  • Watch a boxing match on TV (1/10)
  • Host March’s Bradley Babies Party (3/10) 
  • Go to a music concert
  • Dress up as my brother for Halloween
  • Go to an indoor climbing gym
  • Travel to a state I’ve never been to before (7/10)
  • Eat at a celebrity’s restaurant (12/10)
  • Go to Vegas for the weekend
  • Introduce Roscoe (or Merritt) to Grampa Jack (11/12)
  • Get brave and act on one of my entrepreneurial concepts (11/10)
  • Visit one art gallery and one Richmond museum I've never before visited
  • Attend a show in the city (8/10)
  • Dress up for Halloween as a family (10/12)
  • Spend a total of 24 hours purposefully experimenting with my camera (in progress 2/24)
  • Grow cherry tomatoes in the backyard (4/11)
  • Create something with felt (1/12)
  • Order more fabric from purl soho (7/10)
  • Organize a neighborhood potluck
  • Go out to dinner with Andy (5/10)
  • Play a new game (7/10) MAD GAB
  • Go on a first date (since Roscoe was born) (2/10)
  • Perfect two marshmallow recipes: vanilla and cinnamon (11/10)
  • Shop at a new farmers market (11/12)
  • Find a quality second hand store for children’s clothing (11/11)
  • Transition Roscoe from The Swing to…somewhere else (8/10)
  • See a movie in 3D (2/10)
  • Find a second favorite alcoholic beverage to match my nuts and berries shooter (blueberry mojito) (4/12)
  • Take Roscoe to check out his first book from the library (5/10)
  • Grow out the last four inches of my hair and then cut. it. off. And promise myself never to dye or highlight my hair again! (1/11)
  • Reset my engagement ring
  • Write 5 important notes of thanks (1-NICU)
  • Attend an ethnic festival (6/12)
  • Replace all of our towels with fancy, fluffy, new ones
  • Consider my options for pursuing a PhD, or other avenues of continuing education (4/12)


  1. You've gotten a lot accomplished! I am thinking I may want to do a list like this..... :) I could put learn to cook ANYTHING on it!

  2. also, I would totally be down for a e-book club if you wanted!

  3. Yes!! Let's do it!! Want to chat offline?

  4. I am serious about getting to a la leche meeting. I am planning for the Third Tues in September. I will be in SC in August. It is circled on my calendar as a MUST!

  5. I my gosh...ME TOO!!!

    The meeting dates conflict with my work schedule, and the time has always fallen right in the middle of Roscoe's naps.

    I will take a look at September and maybe I can rearrange a few things and try to make it.


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