the 31-day challenge.

I’ve discovered a nifty little experiment out here in the blogosphere ~ it’s a 31-day challenge to post on a specific topic of personal interest as a way of charting your journey of encounters, changes, and experiences that result from giving yourself a daily focal point over the course of a month.  Some people choose topics of personal growth, environmental change, creative expansion, or inner reflection.  Me?  I panicked.  First thought ~ umm…can’t commit to something for that long (there is a reason I only own fake houseplants people).  Second thought…if I DO decide to do this I have to pick something cool ~ something that will make me a more interesting and exciting person on the other side.  TOO MUCH PRESSURE!!!  I’m out.  Third thought ~ this is too cheesy.  Fourth thought ~ I wonder if there’s any more cookies left in my freezer (yep, I LOVE frozen cookies).  Fifth thought ~ pull it together, you’re being ridiculous and putting too much pressure on yourself as usual.  This is a blog, not a 21st century redraft of the Declaration of Independence.  And let’s be honest, you and your dad still probably account for the majority of your blog traffic.  You.Can.Do.This.

Pep talk. Check.

So, the next 31 days of my life will focus (at least briefly) on contentment.  One month of exploring, analyzing, conversing, and generally challenging myself to deepen my understanding and experience of contentment.

“True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.  It is arduous and it is rare.” -G. K. Chesterton


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1 Response to the 31-day challenge.

  1. Sarah says:

    I’m looking forward to this!

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