In May Cassie at Back to Her Roots (with Chrissy from My Radical Commitment) launched a Summer Challenge to run from 1st June to 31st August. I was way impressed by it but was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to do it. It falls across the ‘oh no 4-0’ birthday week and I plan to spend a week celebrating it instead of the usual weekend, it’s a big birthday. There isn’t really anything I could reward myself with because I have lots of good things happening this summer already and a holiday to DC in September. I’m also busy trying to heave myself out of my slough of despond and I couldn’t decide what tasks to do and the value I needed to give them. So although the challenge was a great idea, it wasn’t going to work for me, I was going to admire it from afar.
The idea has stayed with me though. I’ve stopped setting monthly goals and I’ve taken my eye off the ball where my 2013 goals are, so maybe I needed a kick up the bum. I printed out the printables – that sounds weird and read Cassie and Chrissy’s posts about it. I follow them both on Twitter so I was reading the updates. I started to think about it, I’m not good at joining stuff, but I didn’t have to do the accountability stuff if I didn’t want to, I could post about it here and I do have a list of stuff I want to do before my birthday and a set of things that I’m working on doing to help me climb out of the slough of despond so maybe I could incorporate them into the challenge? Doing things intentionally is good for me, this has a timeframe and I can decide on a reward later on.
Which is how last night, I found myself plotting a list of mind and body tasks.
So I guess, I’m doing this. I’ll write about it over the next two months and discuss what’s on my lists and why and how I feel about it. You’ve been warned!