Why 31 Days?
Perhaps you have heard of inertia? Or the idea that an object wants to do whatever it is doing and nothing new. Or maybe not… My physics class was a long time ago. Anyway, my personal inertia is that of an object in rest and I need to get the ball rolling. I’m not discussing the type of rest where I sit on the sofa watching Soap Operas and eating bonbons. I mean, duh, I don’t even have Cable! No I’m plenty busy with school, toddler, pregnancy, meetings, work, and more school.
What I am not busy with is being just me. Other than running through a few books lately I have really dropped my hobbies, crafts, decorating, social events… You name it and I’m probably not doing it. I’m kind of just punching the time-card of life at the moment. Not that there is anything wrong with just doing the day to day, but I want to get back to things I enjoy. In this particular case I want to get back to my blogging. Perhaps this time learning to craft a complete and grammatically correct sentence in my blog. Though, I wouldn’t hold my breath because I love me some commas.
But how to make myself stop farting around on Facebook and peeking at Pinterest? Why! A challenge! To write about a single topic for 31 days. I read about the concept at Nesting Place and thought that sounds cool… I should do that. Then as usual the doubts began to sink in: how would I have the time, what if people weren’t interested, and what the hell would I write about?
I thought I had tabled the issue but my mind kept returning to the challenge. I even mulled over subjects “31 days of self discovery”, “31 days of toddlers and tantrums”, “31 days of crafts”, “31 days of farts and fancies”. Each one had its merits but do I need to brood more about myself or my child? And realistically even cutting a lot of Facebook out I don’t have the time to do 31 crafts with homework and exams…
But this morning as I considered my to do list for the next couple of months it hit me. Lets write about something I enjoy and will be doing anyway in the near future. Events and Parties oh my! This frivolous topic is just the thing to lighten my mood plus I have an upcoming baby shower, 2nd birthday party, and at least one seasonal get together to well… get together.
So if you are interested come learn about guest lists and why they matter, big and small events, decorations (my fav), food (my weakest point), themes, and more. I’ve thrown everything from huge New Years bashes to quiet dinner parties. Some have been spectacularly fun and others flops, but I’ve learned a lot along the way I want to share.
Oh, and if you are new here and only want the party just click the 31 Days link I’ll be putting at the end of this post. Though I highly suggest reading through some of my husband’s humorous musings about life in WNC. Laughter is always good, especially at a party.