30 Day Challenger is a personal experiment setting challenges to stretch myself over 30 days. Apart from finishing my music video, challenges are on hold for now while I’m busy writing a novel. Here’s what I’ve been up to in the past.
|Challenge||What’s that about?||Result?|
|#7||Take a photo every day for 30 days, and develop my understanding of photography. During this time I went from point-and-clicking to using of a professional photography studio.||Done
|#6||Create an animated music video for my friend Adam in 30 days. Minor problem: I haven’t done any animation for over 15 years…||Ongoing after over 100 days
Learn more here
|#5||I’ll be attempting to be a less selfish person, and help others along the way.||Done
but probably unchanged as a person
|#4||I have never boiled an egg. For 30 days I will learn how to cook a new meal and post a photo of it online. After a week, I will start to entertain guests who will rate my cooking, ala Come Dine With Me.||Failed 3 of 30 days
See my punishment
|#3||Create a unique piece of art every day, experimenting with as many styles as possible. I haven’t done any painting or drawing for over 12 years, although I used to love it as a child.||Done
No days missed
|#2||I’ve been doing no exercise whatsoever, and have frequently failed at trying to get a fitness regime going. For 30 days, I will go to the gym a minimum of 9 times a week.||Done
No sessions missed
|#1||Fight my ludicrous addiction to The Facebook. For 30 days, limit myself to a maximum of 10 minutes per day, once per day, using Facebook.||Done
Addiction (mostly) broken
Why 30 day challenges?
Why do this? It forces me to grow. I hope that doing this betters me as a person, and ideally – inspires a few others. But failing that, it should at least be a laugh.
How did this get started?
It started by accident; I was just looking to break my addiction to Facebook. 30 days later, I tried applying the same trick to getting fit. After that worked, I realised I might be onto something.
I love to challenge myself. I feel most alive when I’m doing something that makes me grow. And I realised this might help others too.