The past few weeks, I've been debating over whether or not to participate in the 100 Words project during the month of May. It sounds like an interesting challenge - write 100 words every day for at least a month - and I've wanted to try my hand at it. The problem is, the guidelines are pretty strict, and I'm not sure I'd be able to do it.
They only give you one missed entry for the whole month; any more and you're disqualified. I've only written 10 entries in my journal this month, out of what will be 30 days come Friday. (Which I've only just realized is, yikes, tomorrow!) That's not even half! The most entries I've ever written for a month was 28 out of the 31 days in December during last year's Holidailies. It wasn't too terribly hard (I fudged with a couple photo entries, if memory serves me), but it did take up a lot of spare time.
I'm not sure I'll be able to find any time to write 100 extra words every day next month: I've got my Memoir Writing class, my cousin's graduation, the CAPA convention, and The Yard Sale (of Doom) to get ready for and then have over Memorial Day weekend. Plus, I've got my diet and exercise programs to keep up with, my job, time with family and friends, as well as updating my journal and this blog. Oh, and reading books! I completely forgot about reading books! I'm still slogging through Pickwick Papers (Gah!), and haven't touched The Lovely Bones or any of the other paperbacks I saved from The Yard Sale (of Doom) for weeks! I've been so tired after working all day and then exercising, I come home, fix my meals and snacks for the next day, have dinner, shower, hang out and watch TV with my mom, then go to bed between 9:00 and 9:30, where I might watch some more TV till a little after 10:00.
My computer has been turned on exactly twice this week: once on Monday to check my e-mail, and the second time was Tuesday to upload Adobe Creative Suite. I didn't even go online, then. Last night, I didn't turn it on at all, and since I have class tonight, it won't be turned on again.
Jeeze, now it sounds like I'm whining. I'm really not; it's just overwhelming when I write down everything I've got coming up next month! Well, I guess I've pretty much talked myself out of participating in 100 Words officially, but I would still like to do it; the format intrigues me. So, I may try writing 100 words a day just on my own. Call it practice, if you will. Perhaps I'll sign up later on in the year.
One of my fellow BlogSwan contestants posted this interesting fitness personality quiz from the Weight Watcher sight. I love internet quizes, so naturally, I took this one. Here's my result:
"You're an Outside Exerciser! Being at one with nature isn't just an ideal, it's likely to be your reality. All your favorite activities are likely to take place in the fresh air, and you probably don't even think about getting a cardio benefit as you meander along wooded walking trails. For you, exercising outdoors is likely to be a soulful stimulus. You are likely to enjoy yard work and gardening, taking long walks and bird watching. There's likely no need for you to join a gym — as long as you have a park nearby and don't shy away from rainy-day workouts. You should consider a variety of activities like walking, gardening, mountain biking, canoeing and hiking, but be sure not to get so caught up in the beauty surrounding you that you forget to challenge yourself. "
This is mostly true: I do enjoy being outdoors and partaking in outdoor activities, but I'm usually too tired, or let's just admit it, too dang lazy to go out and do anything. Once I'm outside and doing stuff, though, I love it. I'm thinking this result should be one that I aspire to - I've been wanting to go moutain biking, hiking, camping and ocean kayaking for a long time. Perhaps it's time to really work on that.
I've mentioned several times how I love my job and where I work. The people are all great and the work itself is interesting. I really didn't need any more reasons, but thanks to our wonderful and generous Head Honchos, here's two more anyway: