Thanks to Sarah, who writes sarah On The Go, I finally have a New Year project.
I’m done with resolutions. They never work out, and when I look at the year in retrospect, I always feel like I completely failed that year. I’ve come to realize that I am who I am. No matter how much makeup I wear, what clothes I’m in, and how round I am, that’s me. No amount of resolution or reflection is going to convince me otherwise. I can talk about how I want to be this and I want to look like that. But, I won’t change. I’ve been this way for nearly three decades. There’s probably a good reason for that.
This year, I was looking to do a Bucket List of sorts. I wanted to compile a list of things I wanted to complete this year. That is, without the normal, lose ten pounds, keep my house clean, be a better me routine. Honestly, I’m beginning to think that those things will not lead to a better me. Nothing is a better teacher than experience. I want to be doing more of that – experiencing life and all of the adventures it has to offer!
sarah wrote a post called The Year of Me, My, and I detailing her motivation to create her own list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days. She writes, “Tomorrow holds no promises, get moving!” It was just the thing I was looking for! Except, I intend on completing my Day Zero List within 366 days. You know, because 2012 is a leap year.
Have a look for yourself. I made it a cute little graphic.
I have a lot of loose ends in my life. I am notorious for procrastination and abandoning a project before its completion. That is why I included a few things like:
- Make my son’s baby book
- Finish writing my journals
- Retrieve and compile old blogs
I have additionally taken on a new project, The 365 Days of Lulu. I intend to take a picture of myself, every single day, for an entire year. Unfortunately, I will not be able to keep it posted here on Pendulum for reasons of preserving my anonymity. Hopefully, I will be able to create some graphic art from some of those photos and share them on Bipolar Inspirations. (Reminder: Bipolar Inspirations is my photoblog site that now contains all of the graphic art that used to be featured here on Pendulum. Some of the graphic art is still featured within it’s own post, however, there is additional art that is not posted here. Hint, hint!).
I have also taken on 30 Days of Truth to be completed throughout the New Year. I cannot say that I can dedicate 30 days to the project entirely. Additionally, I will be answering the 50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind throughout my posts.
All of these subprojects will likely have little blurb posts, but can be found in their entirety under the Lulu’s Other Projects dropdown. I encourage readers to check on my progress from time to time.
Finally, Happy New Year!