Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Because sometimes I like a challenge...

So. I got a random idea for the ol' blogstead that either derived out of one too many glasses of Christmas pinot or one too many hours of boredom (what the hell did I do before my time was consumed by my sons Pacman-like time suckage?!) or maybe a dastardly combination of the two but here it is-

I want to start a 30 Day Challenge every month. Something new, something different, all documented here every painstaking inch of the way. I've come up with three ideas thus far-

Month 1- 30 Days Vegan- Because I've always wanted to and I have a lot of moral support and knowledge (my friend Colleen has made the venture into full fledged veganism months ago and has a library of books and knowledge and I'll be interviewing her and including videos) to help me along.
Month 2- 30 Days Running- Because I've never quite been a runner but I've also never quite been as unhappy with where my exercise has gone these days (hint- down the shitter).
Month 3- 30 Days of Sexercise- This one I am most interested in because I actually think it may be the hardest. Pun unavoidable. I think it will open us up as a couple in communication and intimacy and I'd like to include interviews about the progress of that challenge as well.

Those are the first 3 that I came up with and I think it's a good start. All of these will be challenging and hopefully interesting for those of you who come with me on the journey.

Please don't sue me Morgan Spurlock. I swear I didn't try to rip off your idea. Plus all you'd get out of us is a collection of Wes Anderson movies, a decent couch and a lifetime of harassment from an obviously odd woman.

Anyway, I hope it works out well. I'm thinking about starting up come January and I'm kinda jazzed.

Now, any recommendations for the next months?

*Also, this blog isn't going to turn into a 30 Day Challenge only blog. I'd still be posting the usual musings along with whatever challenge is that month.


Eva said...

great idea! the last one would definitely be interesting, haha.. i'd like to try the last two myself

Whittles Wobble said...

Ooh, I likes! My boyfriend got me to start officially dating him by suggesting a "thirty day trial." We're still together and it's been four years. Sneaky little devil.
As for ideas, I love photography and I think it'd be totally fun to take one picture that sums up the day or of shows something I did out of the ordinary. Maybe 30 days of art? (Could include odd clothing choices to photos to a wicked macaroni necklace!)

Roxanne said...

I had the same type of idea. Not for every month, but maybe every other. I got the idea from participating in NaNoWriMo last November (write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days). I think it's a fantastic idea! I hope you have fun with it.

If you're interested, you could also look into April's Script Frenzy, which is writing a script in 30 days. :)

Amanda said...

@Whittles Wobble- Thanks for the rec! I'm going to add photography to the list. Though the pictures may or may not be of the highest quality given my lame Sony point and shoot.

@Roxanne- I think I'm going to add NaNoWriMo to the list as well. I've always wanted to but was too intimidated. Script frenzy sounds awesome too!

Thanks for the ideas everyone! I'm getting all geared up now!

autumn said...

totally ripping this off! I just blogged about it, and linked you. Way to be inspirational.