January 17, 2012 in 365
NO excuses. Zip, zero, nada. The neglect of this poor blog is shameful to say the least. Barely one post in almost a year? I thought I had so much more promise than that.
Well NO MORE I say! This past year has been so full of ups and downs, inspirations and depressions, entrepreneurial endeavors and weddings… my goodness it’s almost a miracle that none of it ended up here. But now… Now I have the key.
I recently came across the book 365 – A Daily Creativity Journal, and promptly decided to take it up on its challenge. It was an easy and quick decision to do so, though it was not met without a little uncertainly.
You see, things are quite hectic at the moment, maybe a little more-so than at other times I would have used that phrase. In addition to a full time job that was launched into pure insanity, I am partaking in in an online weekly survivor-style writing competition in which I have miraculously survived 9 straight weeks. I’m also building a website for a puppetry “troupe” that I am a part of, and I’m trying to build a website for Chu’s croissant business. And I’m trying to keep on top of cleaning for our apartment which is compounded upon by said business still living in our kitchen. All of this, including the insanity at work, is burning with creative energy and time consumption… and I decide to do a daily creativity project?
Well yeah. Why not? Through all of my responsibilites, as fun as some of them are, I still don’t feel like I’m doing what I want to be doing. And I really truly feel that through realizing that I can stick with something completely fueled on my own drive, and make something worth-while on not a whole lot of time per day, I can certainly convince myself that the drive it takes to start on the road towards true translation can’t be that far off.
So it is with this post that I declare my intent to participate in the 365 Project* this year. Expect to see monsters, unless I change my mind.
*Since this year is a leap year, it will actually be the 366 Project, but I’ll still call it the 365 Project for consistency’s sake. I haven’t quite decided on my start date, but expect to see some monsters popping up no later than early February.