Missing: My creativity.
Reward: If found and returned in the condition in which it was lost, you will be rewarded in baked goods.
I’m sure you’ll get right on looking for that—food is the great motivator—but just in case my creativity and inspiration decide to continue their summer sabbatical, I have decided to jump on a bandwagon and be proactive (and possibly socially suicidal.)
How, you ask?
I am about to begin 30 Days Of Shamelessness in which I post 30 things that prove I’m a weirdo, more or less.
I won’t do 30 days consecutively—commitment issues—but I’ll aim for one or two a week, possibly every Monday and Thursday (mark your calendars–in pencil.) Hopefully it will spark something and I’ll add in a few “regular” posts to fill in the holes–I have one ready for Friday–but if not, at least I can still beg for attention on a regular basis.
Now I usually avoid these things, so why am I doing this?
I mentioned the summer slump, so that’s a big part of it. Then there’s the fact that some cool bloggers are doing it, and I (shamelessly) admit that I want to be cool—at least online. Finally, it’s a good challenge and will force me to let down my guard a bit and step out of my comfort zone, a place I seem to have cemented my flat ass to lately.
Plus, I just turned 30 and have no shame, so 30 Days Of Shamelessness is my gift to you—unless you find the creativity missing above. Then my gift is baked goods.
The days of the challenge are as follows:
- Declare your love for an uncool TV show.
- Look a fool.
- Eat. Whatever you feel like eating.
- Waste time.
- Declare your love for an uncool movie.
- Act “girly” or “manly” in a way you’d normally avoid.
- Share your efforts at something you don’t think you do well.
- Expose something messy or dirty you’d usually hide.
- Declare your love for an uncool band.
- Dress to show some skin.
- Share about a health struggle.
- Speak up about something crap that was done to you.
- Hold yourself accountable — not guilty — for something crappy you did to someone else.
- Dress, walk and act like you know you’re all that.
- Spend money on a non-necessity or share a financial struggle.
- Discuss the reality of your work situation.
- Share details about a bodily function or fluid.
- Talk about sex
- Express a strong feeling.
- Set a boundary.
- Air one of your secrets.
- Share a struggle you have yet to “just get over.”
- Ask for help.
- Make a mistake.
- Express a dissenting opinion.
- Discuss a failure.
- Look a fool (I don’t know why this is listed twice, so I might skip it)
- Name 3 more ways you can live shamelessly and commit to doing them.
All are open to interpretation and some are most certainly going to be more challenging than others, but I guess that’s the point. So join in if you like or just add your two cents in the comments after I post each time. (You know that I shamelessly love when you comment.)
No pressure, no shame.
But there might just be baked goods…