And joined another challenge. I know, I know, I wrote about how I would join my own no challenge challenge, yet here I am. This one isn’t yoga, although I did print out a March calendar from Yoga with Adriene. It isn’t a happiness challenge. I didn’t sign up for a half marathon this year, but it might be similar in (intellectual) intensity. It’s not a Whole 30/paleo/vegan/vegetarian deprive yourself of something good challenge, and just so you know, that has never been on my radar. It’s not a drink eight glasses of water every day challenge, or no spend, or meatless Monday or exercise every day either.
This one is doing something I like. It’s a write a slice of my life sort of story. A glimmer of my day zoomed in type of story. It can be a paragraph, a poem, a sentence. Or two. Every day for the month of March. Ironically, and without knowing, I posted about not joining or agreeing to more challenges a few weeks back. On the exact day the SOLSC information was posted (insert face plant emoji here). If you want to check that one out, it’s from a few weeks back: No More Challenges Challenge.
Isn’t it funny how God, the Universe, synchronicity, Creativity-call it what you want-toys with you? I laughed! And I almost didn’t post that day for fear coming across as negative. AND, I’m a late night poster, so there was that, thankfully. I didn’t want it taken down, but after having dipped my toe in this community, I don’t think that would’ve happened anyway.
Here I am, joining another challenge. What’s different this time? I did’t jump in right away. I seriously thought about it. I read all of the information countless times. Watched the video for first timers. Considered the time commitment. However, I’m already writing three pages in my journal every morning. I’m on year two, week twenty one (cheers!) I started while working through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, one of THE books on unblocking creativity. Of course, there were days I skipped or days where I wrote in the afternoon or at night. Some days it was less than three pages, but I figure if I can write three pages every morning, then I can do this.
My challenge will be looking for a glimmer of a story to play with, which shouldn’t be too hard, I mean look at the snippets I post on social media. Instead of posting on Instagram or Facebook, I can take that potential post and use that for my topic, my story. And I get to flesh it out. If I’ve been using social media, this is do-able. Until I get stuck, and I know I will, so I’m prepping for it. I know it won’t be easy.
Here I am, Creativity. I’m ready for a month long play date.