Yesterday I accepted my first challenge, issued by my good friend Jessica Davis:
Jerrika! You should use one of the challenges to write me a letter!
Jessica was very generous to offer this challenge to me because it both gently helped me get started and forced me to almost make my own envelope before I learned that we, against all normality here, had some envelopes already. I wrote the letter last night, and feel that I officially completed the challenge when I put it in the mailbox this afternoon, where it is waiting alone in the dark to be picked up tomorrow by the station wagon that takes and delivers our mail.
I know I only posted yesterday, but I think this milestone event warrants a timely acknowledgement, especially because it means I am ready to move on to a new challenge.
This brings us to Challenge the Second, which comes from family friend (who is actually just family) Mrs. Lissa:
Read The Slight Edge over the span of a week and report on how it can apply to your life…
I’m looking forward to this one because I don’t read books nearly enough anymore.
I’ve gotten good challenges from a handful of people already, and am very grateful to these pioneers for stepping up in giving me things to do. Virtual cupcakes for all of you. I realized too late that I left one other topic of especial interest off of my list of challenge inspiration in my first blog about this idea, so here it is again, abridged, with the addition:
- walking my dog
- learning to play guitar
- improving my abilities with media and multimedia projects
- yoga, sort of
- significantly reducing my possessions
- sewing a capelet I want
- watching iconic or important movies, so people will quit making that face at me that they always do when I say I haven’t seen Braveheart/Scarface/The Godfather/Star Wars/Anchorman/Casablanca/The Jerk/Alien/Pretty Woman/Friday the 13th/Stand by Me/Iron Man/Green Mile/One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest/etc. etc. etc. etc.
As I said, some people have already submitted some great challenges, so keep it up and send me more in the comments! I can’t wait to see them.