So I was surfing the internet like a mad-woman while my husband sits engrossed in a video game in the other room. I came across this site, after clicking a link I found on this site, which I found from clicking a link I found on this site! Got that???? Anyway the idea of doing “30 Days of Blank” was a little intriguing.
I am currently wrapped up in the book Julie&Julia so I can watch the movie when it comes out. (I absolutely abhor watching a movie based on a book sans having read the book.) The idea behind the Julie/Julia Project is strikingly similar to the “30 Days of Blank”. Basically in “30 Days of Blank” you choose to do something everyday for thirty days in order to make it a habit or, if you will, to better yourself. In Julie Powell’s book she cooks all of the recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the course of a year in effort to discover herself.
So when I came across Room 704where the challenge of the “30 days of Blank” was posed I began to ponder what exactly I could do for thirty days. Choosing what you are going to do for 30 days is sort of like choosing a New Years resolution. They are all sort of cliche and while you start out with good intentions there is this obstacle and that obstacle and you ultimately end up with a million excuses as to why you couldn’t and you are no closer to your ultimate goal.
As I ran through the list in my mind I decided to throw out all the ideas that were cliche.
Exercise – I already go to the gym three times a week, don’t see myself going anymore than that and I’m too lazy to stick an exercise video into the DVD player.
Eat Healthier – Isn’t that the million dollar topic these days! What is healthier anyway? For me my biggest issue is portion control not the healthiness of the foods I consume. The reality of the situation is that dwelling on my portion size for thirty days is something I am already trying to do so is this really worthy of blogging about for thirty days?
Clean More – Okay my mother, my sister, my husband, my bunk-mates from summer camp can all tell you that when it comes to cleaning I am NOT your girl. Mind you I don’t like filth but I also don’t mind that “lived in” feeling. I’m not gonna dust every day, I’m not gonna clean the bathroom more than once a week so is cleaning more really worth it? I’m the kind of girl that builds Stonehenge out of Capri Sun packages after-all!
The list of cliche topics goes on and on. I want to do “30 days of SOMETHING DIFFERENT”! BUT WHAT???? I feel that this decision is strikingly similar to what it feels like to choose the name you will give your first child! (Says the girl with no children!) The “30 Days of Blank” starts today. I only have 9 hours left in this day to choose what I will do (or not do) for 30 days. OH, the pressure is daunting!
So I will keep you posted! If you have any brilliant, non-cliche, ideas please leave a comment!