We are in the thick of November…the common greyness of November is especially apparent today. I have even let the dogs in (which completely spoils them, as they are, technically, outdoor dogs) and they are draped like sloths on the love seat and floor.
I have spent the past couple of weeks brainstorming, discussing and thinking about this challenge I’m about to begin. When I think about doing 100 new, out-of-routine things over the course of the next year, I get excited…but then also a bit nervous. I know myself well enough to know that if I didn’t blog about my journey, I would likely not keep up with the challenge. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing…or if it even matters.
I have not officially started it yet because:
a) I have been spending time getting the blog set up and learning how to use WordPress so that I wouldn’t have to worry about those little details once the challenge has begun.
b) I’ve been working on a list of ideas so that I can have a starting point, as well as a bit of a plan. I’m always open to spontaneity (and I am sure there will be plenty of that) but having a plan is a good first step, I think.
c) I just started a new job this week so I felt it necessary to take a bit of time to settle in, get used to my new routine of getting up early and commuting before embarking on adding things to shake up my life a bit.
d) I know that once I take that first step, I am fully committed. (Gulp.) It’s kind of like when you’re not quite ready to get out of bed in the morning…just 5 more minutes…
But I’m almost there. I feel fairly satisfied with getting my blog set up and I’m almost ready to share it with some friends.
A brief peek into the first of my 100 new things? Nope. Not sure what it is yet. I am going out dancing tonight, which is definitely out of my routine, however I don’t feel it counts, seeing as how I have been dancing once already this year. I am certain I’ll likely contradict myself down the line when I decide to do something that is out of my routine but maybe close to something I’ve done in the recent past, but I won’t worry about that now.
One thing is that I really want people to take a moment to offer their ideas. I have come up with quite a list for myself but I know that for every idea I have, there are a thousand others I haven’t thought of. So throw an idea at me through a comment or on my contact page and I’ll add it to my Hit List (which is empty at the moment…I want it to be a list built mostly from others’ ideas).
Thank you and, um, wish me luck!