Hobbyists and hundred-dayers, welcome to the first day of #the100dayproject 2022. As I am typing these words, I still haven’t settled on my project for this year. What is #100dayproject, you ask? I am so glad you did. Because it has made me go back and review the goals and directions for the project in order to share them here with you.
You might remember last year, I finished the mosaic project I had started shortly after retiring the winter of 2014. Looking back on last year, I didn’t work on the project every single one of the hundred days. So, I didn’t quite play by the rules. But I did finally finish that mosaic. That counts, right?
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Lindsay Jean Thomson is the creator of the #100dayproject. She describes it as “a *free* global art project that takes place online 🎨” [source]. Thomson explains:
At the beginning of every year, I set a theme to guide me. The idea of the theme is that it’s not really a goal or a resolution, more a direction or energy. A way of being. Less “write 1000 pages” and more “generative”, for example.
As we get started, what are you looking forward to about your project this year? What might your theme for your project be this year?
If nothing comes to mind (or too many things!), give yourself a week or two to feel it out. We are, after all, just getting started. It’s ok not to know yet.
Well, huh. Glad to realize that it’s okay not to know what I am doing yet. Here are the ideas I am tossing around.
Possible Project #1
Toying between challenging myself to run a mile every day – a 10 minute commitment which seems very manageable. Until I have one of those days where I am dog tired. T-A-R-D. Or sick. Even sick, seems like I could drag my bootie onto the treadmill for 10 minutes. But then what to do when I am traveling? Could run outside I guess. Or what if I get hurt? Then what?
So maybe running a mile every day isn’t the best plan. And running on the treadmill isn’t really a creative endeavor. What else is there?
Then There’s Project Possibility #2
Next idea. Journal in my 365 Days of Creativity for 100 consecutive days.
Up to this point, I have only journaled a few pages, none of them consecutive. But I haven’t allowed myself to just pick any day and do it. When I have journaled, it has been the entry for that day. Some of the prompts have been quick fun. Others have been more involved. And some haven’t spoken to me at all. So, what happens if I get one of those days where I don’t like the prompt?
Enter Project #3
Thought maybe I could sub in Bible journaling for the days where the 365 Days prompt doesn’t excite me. That would be a similar activity. Journaling and journaling. I am using this journaling Bible. Have enjoyed coloring the pre-printed illustrations but really would like to doodle my own images on some of the pages.
Or Project Idea #4
Orrrrrr, do I just continue with #write28days, taking it on into 05.24.2022, when #the100dayproject concludes. After all, this is the year I want to write. Right? I could keep following the prompts Maria shares each month, the writing prompts from Adventures in Writing.
So glad I bought mine when I did. Certainly would not have paid $42.00 for it!! For that I better be writing from it every day, writer’s block, writer’s cramp, Covid…come what may. I have written to several of these prompts and enjoyed doing so. But for the most part, these prompts require more than a 10-minute response. They require something more like an essay. Even a short story now and then. Hmmm.
Where Does that Leave Me?
Today is the first day of the challenge and I haven’t done anything. Haven’t run. Haven’t journaled. So, whatever I pick, I still need to do today. And it is after 8:00 pm. The pressure is on.
Okay, okay…I need to make a decision. Eeny meeny miny moe. Here’s what I am going to do. I am going to journal. In whatever medium/format that takes. Doodling, Bible journaling, writing blog posts, responding to prompts, creative writing. Journal in any form. Even journaling about my 1-mile run on the treadmill every day.
I give you my #the100dayproject…JOURNALING.
Are you doing #the100dayproject? If so, let me know in a comment below. And inspire me with your ideas. Then we can cheer each other on. This is my 13th day of writing for the #write28days challenge. Almost to the half-way point. Yay ME!!
So glad to be home this week. Have several appointments but should be here for most of everyday. Hallelujah!! Enjoy a blessed and healthy week.
Hugs and kisses,