Archive for June, 2010

June 24, 2010

100 Day Challenge – Day 1 (Set a Goal With Me!)

**Don’t worry – my subsequent posts will NOT be this long.

I know that I am accountable only to myself but somehow that isn’t enough to shame me into action. There are so many things I want to learn about and tell people about but all I do is add them to my never-ending “To-Do” list and promise to come back to it at another time. Somehow, “another time”, never seems to arrive. Hence, the 100 Day Challenge. The time is now and even if nobody reads this, I will still share for the sake of posterity and writing practice! So, what is the 100 Day Challenge? (It is important to note that when I originally scribbled notes about this it was a 365 Day Challenge but I thought that was a bit too ambitious) Basically, for 100 days I will write a blog post each day. There are 5 components to this challenge (I really had to fight myself on alliterating all of them):

  • Random Thought – really anything random I think about during the day (trivial, reflective,
  • Inspirational Individual – someone who truly inspires me
  • Musical Musing – a song/band/genre that I want to share
  • Innovative Idea – disclaimer – these are not my ideas!
  • Goal Update – update on my progress

I welcome and encourage your participation on #5) Goal Update. This idea of combined goals is one that fascinates and excites me (yeah I know this isn’t a true combined goal model). A friend of mine has created an impressive platform for pursuing combined goals and this is my extremely informal way of doing that. The only support I can offer is mutual understanding and frustration at accomplishing these goals. There is no such thing as an easy goal. If it means something to you, then it is valid and meaningful and you should go for it!

How can you get involved? Comment on this post or a subsequent post and state your weekly/monthly/yearly goal. Track your progress by posting a comment whenever I post a blog post.

Here goes nothing or something or everything.

Day 1

  • Random Thought:: I’m pretty sure I look really ugly when I fall asleep on the Metro
  • Inspirational Individual:: Today I was reminded that Gowri K inspires me because she is all over Fbook with announcements about spoken word/poetry events she is either performing at or hosting. She also hosts an early early morning Poetry workshop which is worth all the praise in the world
  • Musical Musing:: Piyu Bole from Parineeta
  • Innovative Idea:: TimeBanks (thanks Allison) – For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one Time Dollar. Then you have a Time Dollar to spend on having someone do something for you. It’s that simple. Yet it also has profound effects. What an interesting model! Consider joining in DC?
  • Goal Update:: My goal is to practice music (sitar or flute) for 15 minutes every day and post to my blog “every day”. What is your goal?