It’s that time of year again. Yep, the time of year to steer clear of Staples!
Just kidding (sort of). I happen to love school supplies – crisp notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, and shiny folders. I coveted those Trapper Keeper notebooks with the compartments and Velcro latch.
They signify the promise of new ideas, uncharted territory and the exploration of parts unknown.
New schools supplies symbolized that there was learning to be done.
I am a life long leaner and have an avid curiosity and zest for reading and trying new things. Sometimes the demands of daily life get in the way, and it’s easy to get sidetracked from experimenting with learning something new Like any habit, it takes practice and planning. It also doesn’t have to be a big deal.
Jon Acuff challenged folks to “Do Summer” and choose something to learn and commit to work on it for fifteen minutes a day. Just fifteen minutes.
I learned about Jon’s “Do Summer” initiative halfway through summer when I attended the World Domination Summit. Fortunately, I was able to put aside my perfectionist tendencies and decided to “do part of summer.”
Since I wanted to keep it easy, fun, light and creative, during the month of August I experimented with photography and photo apps. To keep me inspired, I posted a photo on Instagram each day for thirty days of my morning practice (more on that another time), including the photo one above. Since my practice is pretty much the same day to day, it was a challenge to get creative with the photos. You can check them out and let me know what you think (just ignore the few random unrelated pics in the feed).
It turned out to be fun and creative.
For September, I’m getting a bit more studios and plan to focus on fascial science and somatic movement. I know, Instagram sounds more fun. It’s a real body nerd choice, but I’m still a newbie in this field and can’t wait to expand my ability to help clients.
What desire has been tugging at your heart strings?
Learning Italian? Taking up knitting? Mastering Photoshop?
Join me for just fifteen minutes a day this month and put yourself into back to school mode and see what happens.
You can even sharpen some pencils or buy a Trapper Keeper (do they still even make those?) to get you started. Would love to hear how it goes!