As usual, I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions in 2020.
I always have a vague sense that I should, but know in my heart that I’ll never see them through, so why bother? There are many things I should do, but unlike people who feel a deep passion or interest in any given topic or undertaking, my attention wanders quickly.
People who have passions have always fascinated me. My mother is one of those people; she throws herself into any interest 100%, whether it’s learning languages, doing aikido or blogging. I know about a month’s worth of Welsh, Italian, French, Spanish and Arabic from Duolingo (got bored with only one language and then ended up getting frustrated when I got the Romance languages confused) have a white belt in Tae Kwon Do and Aikido (figured I had accomplished that and should stop while I was ahead), and have trouble staying on topic when I’m writing a sentence. Proof in point — I just rewrote that sentence three times. Ok, five times, and counting.
Whenever I’m forced into choosing interests, I always default to reading and travel, which are my favorite ways to spend my time. Unfortunately, I have two children in college and can’t afford to travel anywhere, and I doubt many blog readers are interested in my academic opinions on regency romances and cozy mysteries.
Regardless, I’ve decided I want a blog, and, instead of working against my ADHD (diagnosed), I’ll play to my strengths. Hence thirtydays.to, where together we’ll explore a multitude of topics, but each for only thirty days. One month it may be yoga, the next learning to draw, or dance, or declutter a closet, but each topic will have a set time limit. I’ll try to alternate between physical, mental, and spiritual challenges to keep it interesting.
For inspiration, I’ll work from inspirational books and techniques — you know, all those Thirty Days to a Brand New You books you’ll find in the self-help section.
Obviously, I’m writing this blog for my and your enjoyment, but it would be nice to make a bit of cash to keep my kids in school. To that end, please tell your friends, follow me and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (one month I may have to learn Instagram), etc. All are welcome to follow along and join in my thirty-day journeys.