“Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running & screaming.” – Ian Malcolm,The Lost World: Jurassic Park
I have never been a blogger before now. Which I guess is kind of the point.
A New 52 will be my first step in a year-long experiment. For this coming year, I will endeavor to accomplish & document one new life experience each week for a grand total of 52 new life experiences.
Doing this through a blog serves several purposes.
- I’ll get to take & post shiny pictures with my new Christmas gift.
- By posting this online, I hope not only to let you take this journey along with me, but to gain inspiration from your ideas as well. I have to do 52 epically new things this year, folks. Feel free to share suggestions.
- It’s too easy not to do something, especially if you’re the only one who knows about it.
Now for the new things. Despite the above quote, I hope to get through this with only minimal running & screaming. While I know that every week’s project can’t be big and interesting (especially not by the Serenity definition), I have a couple of ideas in play (learning to light a fire at least 5 different ways, spending a week wearing the same outfit, saying no more than 1,000 words for the week). Further ideas could involve:
- Mud, music, climbing, cultures, Etsy, eating, the number ten, failed alliterative patterns, art, freezing, blue, blues, Bluth, jumping, fairy tales, & Gary Larson
Really anything goes, as long as it pleases God & doesn’t antagonize the government (sorry, folks, I’ve never been arrested, but that won’t be one of my new 52).Epic newness is the goal & I’ll never get there if I don’t challenge myself.
Weeks will officially start on Sunday (since the year thoughtfully started on a Sunday) & will end on Saturday. Each week will begin with a post describing what that week’s project will be & ending with a post chronicling the adventure. When the awesomeness needs a visual component (or if I get an itchy trigger finger), pictures & video will be included.
So it’s time for this adventure to unfold. Let’s see what’s new!