I thought about making up my own challenge this month, like… “Do nothing October” or “Spend 15hrs a day sleeping October” and so forth. But, well… meh.
I’m not dissing challenges by any means (HELLO, who just finished 21 days on protein shakes?!) but it’s interesting that nowadays we feel compelled to have goals / challenges. Or maybe we always have and just talk more about them publicly now.
In fact, over the past 9-10 months, the time that I was probably most zen was back in June when I’d come across a Matt Cutts’ TED talk, when he basically suggested that ANYTHING is possible for 30 days. You may recall what I found most inspiring was the fact that he promoted small, sustainable changes. And, after watching the clip I sat back and thought, “Yes, I can do that. I can make a small change in my life for 30 days.” And I did.
However… I’m not promising anything this month as there’s still a bit of uncertainty in my life.
My for-sale apartment is under offer (the second in the two weeks since it was listed, the first having fallen through). I’ll know in a week if it’s all-systems-go, or if I need to continue having Open Houses and endless appointments requiring me to scoot off while strangers pick through my home!
Either way I need to start packing – although the extent to which I do won’t be known until next week. If it goes ahead I need to be out of my place before the last week of the month. As I’m yet to find a place in the new locale-I’m-calling-home, I’ll camp out with my mother for a little while. If I can’t find a place within a month or two, I think I’ll rent.
For some reason it feels like my new life can’t start until I actually move to the seaside… so I don’t want to keep delaying that and remaining in limbo.
I didn’t go into my (former workplace) gym last week but walked on five occasions. I did go to a Pump class yesterday and am planning on Zumba today, but am really only aiming for a couple of classes a week until I move. And… I’ve already sussed out gyms at the beach. While I have visions of myself running along the esplanade (note that I’m picturing the original Bionic Woman, rather than Pamela Anderson or similar from Baywatch!) that may not happen for a while. If ever. So… I’m checking out gyms with the types of classes I like. Plus, I hope to become someone who rises early to walk. (Stay tuned for an upcoming post, either here or in Debbish.com about the Virtuous New Me!)
On top of this I’m going to a two-day blogging conference thingy mid month. Tres exciting! I loved the last one I attended, and was devastated not to be in the US for Fitbloggin’ recently!
On that front, although tickets for ProBlogger are limited and sold out, they’ve opened an opportunity for people to attend virtually!
So… bit of a mish-mash of a post today but that’s kinda where my life’s at. One foot in front of the other, getting through each day while ticking off stuff on my ‘To-Do’ List.
Are you participating in a challenge in October?
Or perhaps you’re like me and your challenge is to go challenge-free for the month?