I can’t believe I am already half way through the 30 Day Challenge!
So much has happened in such a short space of time.
Would you like to know what I have achieved so far?
(Bear in mind that just a month or so ago I was on the verge of giving up on my creativity, retiring from the blog world, and resigning myself to a life of blissful underachievement.)
Over the past 15 days I have…
- Created two new sections on my blog – ‘Spark Stories’ where I will be posting interviews with people who love what they do so much they’re amazed they actually get paid to do it, and ‘Inspiring Stuff’ for…er…inspiring stuff, funnily enough. This is where I’ll be posting all the things that keep me going whenever I hit a rough patch and want to throw in the towel (at the moment this occurs several times a month).
- Arranged my first Spark Story interview – next week I am going to meet a woman who gave up her high-flying career as director of an IT consultancy to become a professional double bass player and founder of a Jazz Club. (Very cool.)
- Arranged to speak to a potential second interviewee – a serial entrepreneur who sold his business for millions and could have become a man of leisure, but instead opted to become an Angel Investor so that he can invest in his passions (which range from art to lunar missions!)
- Made a list of other people to approach – including a man who went from being a documentary film maker to running his own café and yoga studio, a singer/songwriter who plays the acoustic guitar and didgeridoo, and a man who “escaped the rat race” in London to spend his days ferrying people across a beautiful harbour on the south coast.
- Did my first ever scary video of myself talking on camera (even more scarily, I am considering posting it on the blog).
- Had an exciting idea for a range of greetings cards depicting the little bird you see at the top of the blog (more on this in future posts).
- Did my first ever portrait photo shoot.
- Had a breakthrough whilst taking photos of fairy lights.
I reckon that’s not bad going for 15 days. But do you want to know what the best bit is? In the process of doing the above, I have rediscovered some of my old spark again!! (Hello spark, lovely to see you.)
I’m kind of eager to see what’s going to happen next. I have a feeling there will be a few surprises.
I really hope my spark is going to stick around.
I’ll keep you posted.
7 thoughts on “Half way through my 30 Day Challenge…”
I was directed here by David at Sounds Like Orange…he’s right. This is terrific. On my own creative journey with a 365 project so it is lovely to find others on a similar path. Searching for a spark and finding a fire – awesome. :)
Hey thanks for your lovely comment. I love this sentiment on your blog; “If you subscribe to life as a series of micro-adventures that begin the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning, then I have been very busy indeed”…Thank you for stopping by – it’s great to meet another adventurer/creative!
Check, if you didn’t, my more active blog (been stuck at home way too long…) 365guitars.wordpress.com … life is such an adventure :)
Oooh, I love 365 Guitars – great idea!! (I am a lover of guitars – secretly I yearn to play electric guitar in a rock band).
Is it the guitar, or the absolute anarchy of hair style that makes us want to do the rock band thing? :)
It’s gotta be both, surely!