Monday, 11 July 2011

Sarah's subtracting

There are dozens of ideas swirling around in my mind; new things that I'd like to try for 30 days; old things that I shall do in future projects*.

However, my life is currently more chaotic and uncertain than usual. For the past few weeks I've been spending about 70% of my time caring for my sick mother, at her home. My world and my things are miles away and the idea of adding something new to this already novel situation makes me fearful that I won't be able to finish what I start. And I really want to start. And finish.

I'm going to start my taking something away. Not sugar - as Matt did. Bob helpfully pointed out that this would involve removing alcohol, which - although I'm no wino - is my off-duty drug of choice. Instead, I'm going to take bread out of my life for 30 days.

It sounds like a dull and simple task. I almost hope it is, though strongly suspect not.
I look forward to a purposeful 30 days, for all of us.

*there will be future projects, won't there, Bob?

I'm In!

Hi All!

I'm very excited to join this craze.  =)

For my challenge I'm going to take a photograph everyday.  Just one.  (You can read about my justification for this on my blog: if you're interested.)

Looking forward to sharing this experience with all of you!

30 Days — T-1

Well this is shaping up to be pretty cool.  We've got eight confirmed 30-dayers (with a few more on the fence) from at least three different continents.  Even cooler, we've had page visits from all over the world and the site hasn't even been up yet for 24 hours.

Should be a fun 30 days.  Still plenty of time to join in. Just give me a shout and do something new for 30 days.  What are you waiting for?

My ideas...

Hi everyone!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do for 30 days yet, but the options floating through my brain are:
  • pick up my guitar and play for 30 minutes
  • declutter my house for 30 minutes
  • clean my house for 30 minutes
  • run for 30 minutes
  • take photographs for 30 minutes with my new camera
  • enforce a 30 minute relaxation period ... television, reading, guitar, staring at the wall, whatever
  • do schoolwork with my kids for 30 minutes each
  • organize my millions of photos for 30 minutes a day
  • NOT do anything for Cub Scouts (I may do this one in addition to an active one!)
I'll decide by tomorrow... I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone is choosing!

Mitzi G Burger By the Sea

A nannosecond's hesitation, and I was in. For days I have been champing at the winter bit. The season is chilly and brittle, but the beaches are salty and sultry as ever.

My thirty day challenge is a daily walk beside the sea. Not a walk from coffee shop to the car, nor from the newspaper shop to a splintering bench; but a committed stroll of twenty minutes or more beside the sea. 

An Australian winter harbours no excuses. In the dead centre of July, when the winds are whipping upwards from Antarctica, I am going to stand beside the sea and say, G'day, I'm zapping with currents too.

daisyfae lacks focus and sleep...

Thanks for the invitation to play, bob! i've learned value of being accountable to a workout buddy, so this seems a lovely approach.

Struggled a bit with the choice. i'm going to be on holiday for 2 weeks, so walking the dog, working in the garden, and going to the gym are out.

Given my noteable lack of focus these days, i have been trying to figure out how to get my brain re-trained to read. Really read. Not scan. Turning data into information is hard, and requires focus and thought.

Perhaps a well-rested brain would help, too.

My 30-day challenge: Read a book (e- or paper) for 30 continuous minutes each day. Go to bed 30 minutes earlier each night. Can combine this into "Reading 30 minutes before bedtime", but not required...

Let the accountability begin!