So my first month-long challenge was a bust.
I figured with my temp job hours getting significantly reduced (10 hours a week) I would have plenty of time to sit around reading the Odyssey. A simple task, considering I managed to get through the Illiad in 2 weeks while on a field course that required 14 hour working days. Unfortunately, unemployment has left me with little interest in anything – especially daily accomplishments that used to make me feel on top of the world.
My blogging has suffered the most. I wanted to focus this blog around staying positive while I search for an entry level position in my field, but most days I can’t think of an optimistic thought to write about. I feel trapped in my retail job, and losing most of my hours there has left me relying more than ever on my parents. All I can do is continue to search and apply for jobs, and hope to hear back about an interview.
My job search has left me feeling worthless. And with so few accomplishments in my life these days, I’ve felt like there is nothing worth sharing. But then my best friend (who is in a similar situation) got me thinking – doing something little each day might lead to something far greater than I can see right now. I’ve always wanted to be a writer in some form or another, and since I have so few commitments right now, it seems like the perfect time to… WRITE. So here’s my goal for December 2011:
Writing is really hard. Especially when you feel like you’ve got nothing to say. But the only way to become a writer is… TO WRITE. Whether it’s groundbreaking ideas, or just your own internal musings, writing today is better than boasting about what you may write tomorrow. My goal for December 2011 is to write and post a blog post every day. Any subject, any length, any time.
So check back plenty for new updates on my plans for future monthly challenges, things I’d like to add to my bucket list, and stories of my adventures in Eastern Canada. Hope I can see this goal through!