Starting tomorrow, August 15th, 2012, I would like to attempt this 30 day challenge as found on HighExistence. My friend Emily posted this on her facebook wall and I think it would be amazing to try. They have some great ideas which I would like to attempt and document it here, which means part of my 30 day challenge would be posting on this blog again, yay! I will officially post what I’m going to try and accomplish tomorrow since right now I have about 10 things I REALLY want to do but should (possibly) try to narrow down. I’d also like to do one just for work, but that one will probably be SUUPAH-BORING (“suupah” being how you would say it if you’re Nicki Minaj) for you, as well as for myself, but it’s something I’d like to accomplish anyway. The things I’m thinking about right now are:
–Crocheting each day: at least 1 row of the blanket I’ve been working on for about a year now
–Practice trombone: really want to get back on the horse, just gotta find the time/space/guts
–Take a 30 minute walk each day (from the website)
–Exercise each day: which if I do the walk, two birds!
–Write a “What I like about you” note to someone who is important to me each day (from the website): this will give me the opportunity to do what I’ve wanted to for a VERY LONG TIME because sometimes I’m terrible at telling people how much I love/appreciate them and why
-Read a chapter each day (from the website): I’ve fallen off my book wagon and have to get back on!!
-“Love Thyself” (from the website): I’m a hater who be hatin’ on myself sometimes and it’s got to stop – whoah, s— got real 🙂
-Study a topic to master (from the website): I’d like to get back to studying music and bone up on ear training/theory because I know I’ve lost what little knowledge I had . . .
-Listen to a new/different album each day: man, I totally didn’t accomplish my goals with my ipod challenge, this could help though!
-Write a Novel (from the website): This is something I might wait until November to do, I found a nifty website, not even sure what I’d write about but is on my bucket list to be a published author. Once upon a time this girl had dreams of being a writer for a living.
As for Work: I don’t really post about work here so I’ll probably just make a list for my desk, again, just boring stuff like voice mail follow ups and trying to take on extra projects.
Another project I would like to work on as well is one for the State Fair:
It’s a contest for making the next “The Great MN Get Together” ad campaign/poster. I’m not a professional artist but I do love the MN State Fair: so much so that I’m making a special trip to MN to go hang out with my mom and my brother’s girlfriend on the opening weekend of the fair. The deadline for submission is October 24th and you have to send in a resume and stuff with examples of your other work, so I’m sure I won’t even be considered, but how will I know if I don’t even try?
Finally, regarding new challenges: I’ve volunteered to do PR stuff for the community band I joined here in StL, Band Together. The group is getting a new website through Word Press which I might be helping out with here and there, possibly more content stuff than anything, but more importantly getting in contact with local newspapers/radio stations/tv(?) to promote this great group! I love to do this kind of stuff and why not for a group that I’ve definitely fallen in love with since moving to StL. I would not have met Kelsey if not for this group and through her many, many, MANY people. AND it keeps me playing, AND I got to be in the Pride Parade which is the most fun I’ve had at a parade since U of M Marching Band.
I know that I had a “goals” post before but I’ve been making some changes in my life over the past couple months and have done a decent job of keeping up with them. Either way, just trying is half the battle, wish me luck!