Παρασκευή, 9 Αυγούστου 2013

Day 28: Write a love letter

Now this one is one I will choose not to do.
First of all, I don't have any girldfriend or wife. Of course Brett has come up with an alternative for people like me, but writing a poem is not something I will do just for a challenge or anything. Art goes much deeper and it has to be born much deeper. Taking up pen and paper is something that shoudl come naturaly, or not come at all!
More than that, I don't feel any love or any romance to express. Writing just for the sake of it, while my feelings are totaly different would only be stupid.

Today I will not do anything, in for of a task. I have many feeling, and I've been expressing myself through art, and even through letters and conversations with some people. Pushing on it, for any reason, would only be stupid. And taking the task far from expression would not fit in the meaning Brett wanted. But who knows, I might write a great piece of music today, or maybe my first poem, or the best lyrics I've ever writen...


Πέμπτη, 8 Αυγούστου 2013

Day 27: Start a book

As mentioned on other tasks of the challenge, I'm currently reading tolkien, and will be for a while I suppose. So I'm already fixed on todays task I suppose.
But I have to admit, I have not been a fan of reading for too long. I was leaving it out of my life for quite some time, until it just came to me naturaly, and I started enjoying it! Since then, there is no reason to give it up, since I feel good reading. But I have to admit, in case there is a movie made by a book, i prefer to watch the movie, and only if it is very good may I consider reading.With movies I feel like I get the same enjoyment, in less time. There are tons of books anyway, not reading the few that have become movies will only save on time, to be able to get more ideas and thoughts.
Just for the sake of feeling i did something special today, I'll read a book i got as a gift recently, it's a small one, don't think it will take me more than an hour. I'll be starting and finishing a book, getting anything it has to offer, and at the same time i'll get a little break from the epic fantasy!

Τετάρτη, 7 Αυγούστου 2013

Day 26: Take the marine Corps fittness test

This one is one of my weeknesses. I can tell you without even trying that I can't manage a single pull-up, that the crunches will be hard on me, and that the 3 mile run will take a while.
Fitness is not my strong side. I've recently started excercising a little, but I'm in need of big improvement.
Actually, I will not see it as the test, no score, no anything! I will just run the 3 miles, just to have an idea of how long it takes me and how much it will tire me. And as of that, I will rethink my excercing schedule, since it hasn't had much running in it. I actually like this days task, eventhough I will perform lousy on it. It hasn't opened my eyes as to where I am physicaly, since I knew that, but gave me a good motivation and showed me way as to how to become better. And that's a hole step ahead!

Τρίτη, 6 Αυγούστου 2013

Day 25: Debt reduction plan

Today, there is actually no task for me! I don't have any loans or other debts. And with my monthly budget, i don't have any room to start any savings plan. I can't think of anything else to do today as anotehr task either... So, i'll just take some vacation. I could more on to the next days task, i;ve already bend the timing on this "30 days" challenge, so what kind of difference could just that make? But, I don't feel like it. I'll use todays task time to do something, out of thousends of things, that I always want to do, but never actually do! Time to learn a few licks on the guitar, listen to some record I have around, not even knowing the bands, and whatever else comes to me while i still have time!

Δευτέρα, 5 Αυγούστου 2013

Day 24: Play!

This one got me a little confused at first. "What can that mean?" But when I had read the hole article, I realized there is nothing much for me to do.
I realized play is a big part of my life. I had never though of the activities Brett suggest as something adults wouldn't do because "they are grown ups". I don't actually need to do anything, I do play everyday, maybe even for hours.But just for the sake of it, i'll go find the neighbours kid right now, and get some childs play. 

Day 23: Learn a manual skill

So, since yesterday i decided to continue the 30 day challenge. Learn a manual skill, such a intresting, and always usufull thing to do! I'm happy and proud to feel that I happen to be more able when it comes to manual skills that most friends of mine, and I believe most people in modern cities. I was lucky enough to be raised by a father that did everything by himself, and grandfather that did even more by himself and even develop an intrest in that. I'm not as good as my father and grandfather, but I do work them and i do get tons of knowledge from them. I can even brag to my friends, since they always come asking me whenever they need to do something, and I get over and help!
However, nobody knows everything! And I always loved mechanic work, but never had to much to work with, or anyone with any knowledge more that changing oils. So, for this days task, i've decided to start with an old bicycle I got lying around, make it look and work like a new one, just to get something basic to work with, and then, whenever i got the money, move on to a motorbike. I'll even clear out a storage room I got, to make it a garage where I can work on such stuff. 
For the last 3 weeks everything has been different for me. A few things has changed forever, while others just happened to occure differently. I've taken up a few things, while I've left others behind. Now i think it's a good time to take a step back, and have a few minutes for myself, with just some music, and think about those days, the things I've done, and what I have not done that I should, or just want to do.
I have read anything, neither have I watch as many movies as I used to. I've not had anytime for my self, writing my journal or rethinking my day. However, the time I've spent on other stuff, has "given" me more than many books would, the few movies I've watched changed my views on some topics. The time i didnot have to rethink my day, became time with good conversations, with good friends, and I got a lot out of those as well. Actually, all this helped, to build up a situation, in which I got to a point where something that i've been thinking about a lot just got solved because i didn't think that much about it, everything just became clear.
Allong with all that, my confidence has build it self to a tremendus size. I never lacked confidence, but theese days it is just too much! I feel like I'm god or something!
This, i believe is a good time to restart my old "hobbies" that i enjoy, while keeping the new staff in my life and create a nice new routine.
Summer always has something to offer!