Two days ago I was sitting in a café with a friend. We hadn't seen each other in a while so there was a lot to talk about. All of sudden he announced that he recently discovered my blog. There was a small silence as I tried to process what he'd just told me. My first reaction was to burst out laughing, not because you can't really call a website with three little entries a proper 'blog'. To me it's more like a project, or a little thing I like to do while mindlessly while listening to a film in the background.
After I had my little laugh my head started to fill with some more serious thoughts. I started to wonder about which blog it might have been. When I first started creating my own little websites in 2011 I was still in primary school. I was 'a little girl thinking big' and I still remember exactly what that website looked like.. Since then I think I've made approximately 20 different websites/blogs all with the same first entry which goes something like this: "I have a good feeling about this one. I promise I'm going to stick to this website, to keep evolving and developing this particular page!". Clearly, I managed to fail. every. single. time. I didn't stick to a single one. Now, I think of my 'random little website' as a small project, but when I started I was serious. I was ready to fight, to put in the hours and to get this blog going.
At this point the shame started to kick in. Why have I failed to stick to my 'random little project' so many times? It's a difficult thing to admit, but the simple answer is because I get bored and lazy. I get bored with the layout of the page and I'm clearly too lazy to change the layout of that page. So my lazy brain tells itself that it's "because I've changed" and that "the only solution is for me to create a new one".
It turns out that my friend was referring to this blog right here: Eucatastrophes (a word I still absolutely adore). I'll share a little fun fact with you: Since this page (which was created a little over a year ago) I've already created a new website since this page. It's still Eucatastrophes but it's been created using Wordpress rather than Weebly.
But here's the deal.. I like writing and I like photography. I don't care if my friends or family members see the pictures I take or the words I write down so why not just keep it plain simple and easy. Why not just keep everything on a single platform?
So after this long and tiring block of random nonsense it's finally time for me to tell you the purpose of this post. Are you ready? I'm introducing a challenge. I'll admit, it's a pretty well-known one but it's a challenge nonetheless. I challenge you (whoever you are) to choose something that you have been wanting to do for a while now, something that you have been making excuses for again and again. I challenge you to work on/do that thing for an entire month (starting September 1st). It doesn't need to take up the same amount of time each day. It doesn't even need to take 10 minutes out of your day if you happen to be busy. In fact, you don't even need to physically do anything everyday. As long as you're doing something that allows for this idea/passion to develop itself I'm happy. Maybe next month I can introduce a new challenge saying "okay, this month you actually have to work on the project". But I'm hoping that will come by itself.
Are you ready to find out what mine will be? You guessed it: I'm going to work on this website/blog right here. I'm not going to post something every day.. But I'm going to work on it, change it up and perhaps write a few posts for the fun of it.
I want this thing to stay fun of course, but I also don't want anyone (including myself) to look back and think "if only". So here, take these words as a sign or a simple kick of motivation and GET GOING!
I'll check back with you in 2 weeks ;)
I'm a university student who loves to keep themselves busy with anything but university work. I also enjoy looking like a banana as you can tell from all the yellow coat pictures. I've somehow managed to turn into a music and photography geek. I'm not entirely sure how that happened but let's just go with it. That seems to be my life motto at the moment.