Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The #Trust30 Challenge

Your MatchGirl, gentle readers, has been a bit of a slacker when it comes to this little tome. When it comes to this blog in general. I have many side projects, I have my job projects (which include maintaining a few blogs and several Twitter feeds) and I have my life (which I also blog about). At work I'm the go-to girl to answer questions and make sure people know the names of other people in the office, to make sure the interns have projects to do and that they are getting them done. I'm the person who knows where the trash bags are and what time the super goes to lunch. I know who is at the meeting, who is supposed to be at the meeting and why the meeting is happening. It's all, to be very honest, dear ones, a little overwhelming.

Even when I have time to myself, it is not really my own time.

So, of course it made sense that when Amber Rae, the chief evangelist for The Domino Project (of which I am a slacking member of the street team), put forth the Ralph Waldo Emerson Self Reliance Challenge that your MatchGirl thought, "Oh sure! That sounds so good. I have time for that."

But here's the thing, dear ones. This is time for me. To do this challenge, to take these prompts and run with them, to reflect on this book.  Because this is something that I will do just for me. I will share as much as possible with you, on this website, though I may take some of the prompts and tackle them within my journal instead, and I hope that you will take the challenge with me. Not because I challenge you, but because it is time you can set aside to really pay attention to no one but yourself.

Tonight I tackle the first prompt:

Gwen Bell – 15 Minutes to Live

We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You just discovered you have fifteen minutes to live.
1. Set a timer for fifteen minutes.
2. Write the story that has to be written.

I'll share my story with you tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

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