Today I realized it's been six months since I quit my job and started this escapade to just take it easy and explore other jobs. And also my wake-up call that I might just hang out here forever if I don't get my act together! It was a call to action! A call to get off my puff and start being serious about getting things done and making moves toward something, anything. I have a lot of interests, and none of which I have really explored or dug into or given more than a second's chance. So it's time I actually try.
So I immediately thought of #makesomethingeveryday. Because why not go from a struggling creative to a forced one? Why not go from a I-can't-do-much to a ok-I'll-try-that?
I won't have a lot of rules here but my first is for YOU. I said I don't already know how to do a lot of things. So that means I'm not going to be good at a lot of things. Except muffins. I can make muffins. That means I'm either just not going to post them at all, or they are going to suck. You won't tell me that. I mean, because I will already know, or have a strong suspicion. If you tell me I suck, you suck.
I don't know what my rules for me are. I just have questions. Does it count if I'm not done? Like can working on the same thing multiple nights count as making something everyday? Can a blog post be making something?? Do I need to post it for it count? (I'm going to say no because I already know some things are just going to be so bad.)
When I searched to see if someone else was #makingsomethingeveryday, of course I found someone. Not http://makesomethingeveryday.blogspot.com/, because they haven't been active in two and a half years. Strangely predictive. But instead I found Stef Lefanowski who seems like the real deal (https://medium.com/@stef/create-something-every-day-723d7e73b9bd#.m0u34kkry) He has been making something every day for fifteen years. This is a combination of inspiring and boring and intimidating. Is it going to take that long to be fulfilled? I was hoping I could be done by January.
Anyways, today I made a succulent fish two years in the dreaming. Which I promptly re-broke the tail off of.
In case you're interested, Stef has a book coming out next year...Make Something 365...and Get Unstuck I may need to check that out when I lose steam here..