“Learn to write your own life. The story gets so much better.” -Chris Brogan
Last week I wrote about feeling stuck because, well, I am. I’m craving movement. Daily life fell into two categories:
- The Routine
- The Annoying Unexpected
There were small successes and happy moments, but again, I’m craving movement. Something more. As someone that once proclaimed: Stop being a victim and start living – it was time to start taking my own advice.
Because sure, my family could drift into summer like we always have, flopping around like fishes trying to enjoy an “easier” summer routine.
But lovelies, I decided to say: Stop.
Stop to our routines that aren’t working. To the way we’ve “always” done things. To the way people expect us to do things.
For 80 days.
But why 80? Aren’t you supposed to use an odd number like 79 or 81?
I chose 80 for two reasons.
One, at the end of our project something truly wonderful will already be happening: Summer in Wisconsin.
Two, some rules are meant to be broken, which is the theme here. I intend to break plenty of rules in the coming 80 days. I intend to:
- Be still in a busy, busy world.
- Eat slow food instead of fast food.
- Make time for things that truly matter and eliminate (or minimize) the rest.
80 days will give us time to start writing our life slowly. Time to make peaceful change.
Here are some potential project areas:
- paying bills
- time with kids
- the list added up fast.
Sounding pretty good, right? Wondering: How does this 80 Day Project begin?
I decided to start with a clean slate. Not only mentally, but physically, too. Here’s what we’ve been up to. Together, we:
- Minimized our belongings.
- Deep cleaned some pretty nasty stuff.
- Started writing a story we’ll be proud to tell.
Tables turned: Are you writing your own story in life?
Even better: One you’d be proud to tell?
Keep track of our progress this Thursday with: 80 Day Project: Wipe The Slate Clean And Let Life Sparkle
Photo by moriza