I've been seeing talk of #the100dayproject on social media recently and wasn't sure if I wanted to participate. It seemed to be more of an arty thing - paint 100 self portraits, take 100 photos, make 100 thingamabobs, that kind of thing. The premise is simple. If you show up day after day, inspiration will eventually find you.
And y'all, I would love to be that kind of person. I want to be more creative, to just chill in the backyard with some paint and a canvas and create some gorgeous masterpiece. But I'm just not that kind of creative. For example, let's check out my first attempt at a Wine and Palette event:
Yeah, it was supposed to be a fashion painting. I started out ok, but somewhere along the way she became the bride of Frankenstein. And there is no need for 100 of these kinds of disasters in the world.
I might could pull of the 100 photos thing. I like taking photos, but I'm trying to teach myself how to edit them and I'm struggling. So I was afraid 100 days of photos would drive me cuckoo.
I could do 100 days of crafts. I'm a solidly decent crafter, but after doing a billion and three crafts for the wedding last year (it was only like 10 or so, but it felt like way more) I really didn't feel up to 100 days of that.
So I decided to do what I do best. I committed to 100 days of writing. More specifically, 100 days of writing 100 words.
My only rule for myself is that I have to fill up one page in this gorgeous Caroline Gardner journal I picked up yesterday.
That's it. I can write in the morning, at lunch, or before bed, whatever works that day. Ideally I will get into a habit of writing first thing in the morning, (I'm super intrigued by this Miracle Morning idea) but for now I'm just committing to 100 words a day, anytime and anywhere.
Oh, and here's the awkward part. I'm supposed to Instagram each day. Which sounds great when you are making a physical product, but Instagramming my writing each day will be challenging. But I'll figure something out!
Are you participating in #the100daysproject? If you are intrigued and want to find out more, you can learn about the project here. The project started yesterday, but it's not too late to jump in. And come back tomorrow for another installment of the #WhenIGrowUp series - it's going to be a good one!
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*So that's not exactly the journal the journal I bought, but Amazon doesn't have the one I bought. But it looks like just like it! And that is an affiliate link :)