It’s been a little while since we last met, and I have hopes of rekindling that spark we once shared…
I caught your attention with that one, didn’t I? It was a cheap shot, I know. But how else am I going to gain reader attention? In truth, I had plans of creative productivity for 2014 that were smashed with medical…irritations. But that may be a story for a different time and place.
But I won’t linger on the “if only” and “it could have been” reflections. I think I will also skip the anecdotes about healing, finding oneself, and perseverance during the darkest of nights. I’m back into the swing of things, and really, REALLY hope to use my various social media (I finally dabbled into Instagram!) outlets to hold myself accountable for making sure I have some form of craftiness in my every day. I figured a resurrection of the old blog was in order.
I know you’ve seen it before-specifically from me- but I feel it’s going to be different this time. I pinkie promise not to leave you stranded and alone. ;) And to accompany this awakening, I wanted to take advantage of your full attention while I put myself to the test. Tomorrow is September 1st, which means it is time to get myself ready for #30Lists!
What is this “30 list” thing, you ask? Well, it’s technically a creative journaling challenge I stumbled upon last year. Of course, true to my character, I didn’t complete my challenge until this year, but I find it’s easier on the self if I embrace the flaw than it is to fight one's true nature.
It is formally called 30 Days of Lists. The challenge is the brainchild of Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon and Raspberry. You can find all the awesome details on their website, http://30daysoflists.com/. The idea is to add that little bit of “me time” and creativity into your everyday. They host the challenge twice a year. I have thus far only partaken in the September 2014 challenge.
Because it took so long to complete my journaling from last year, I really procrastinated joining up this year, but when I made the decision, I did so in a flurry of enthusiasm. I registered, checked out the private blog, visited all the Ambassador online stores and blogs, and started following on Facebook and Instagram. Okay, I may have been a little excessive…
But it paid off!
I won one of the giveaways from Sponsor Vanessa of Vanessa's Fancy. It was quite an opportunistic happenstance, as I was just pondering how I was going to proceed with the challenge. I was enthusiastic, but unorganized, and wasn’t fully solid on the format my lists were going to take. I was considering pocket pages (again), or a little notebook that I had on hand from Target, or even cards tucked into my planner. Then *MAGIC* I won the darling book from Vanessa. So thankful!
This time around, it is my goal to complete the lists the days for which they correlate; however, I don’t anticipate life will be as accommodating. As such, I may keep track in Evernote, as I did last year, or fill in my planner with notes. I want to tackle the lists as they are released [they did hand out the advance titles], but want to keep up so that I catch the “moment” and not randomly fill them in months later.
I encourage you all to play along. It’s really harmless fun for pennies. And you will have great fun!
I'm slowly making progress...
Wish me luck!