This is my third year of 30 day challenges and every year without question, someone asks me why I’m doing this. I used to simply respond “why not?” but really there are three main reasons:
- To see if I can
- To form good habits
- To try something new
While the not drinking in January habit has never caught on in the four or five years I’ve been doing that, some other habits have. On top of that, I end each month feeling like I accomplished something…and that’s a nice feeling.
January & February Recap
Another year of sober January in the books! This year was probably the hardest as there was a lot going on but I held strong. And just for the record…peer pressure is real and it’s hard to resist.
February was a bit of a different challenge as I vowed to stay off Facebook. As someone who works in the social media space, I had to work around it a bit, but I didn’t once log into my personal account or mill around Facebook in a non client-related way. It turns out, I would be just fine without Facebook. In fact, even today I don’t have any desire to log in.
The one thing that’s made me laugh is Facebook’s constant attempt to get me to sign in. Weekly emails letting me know notifications are pending, emails telling me a friend uploaded a photo, emails about events. The best part is, I have these email notifications turned off and have never gotten them before.
The other lesson from this is people just assume you see things on Facebook. I can’t tell you how many conversations with friends included “you probably saw on Facebook.” Nope! Turns out you’ll just have to tell me in real life what happened!
We all have movies that we want to watch and so for March, I’ve made it a goal to watch 5 movies from my “want to watch” list. Note: This list only exists in my head.
I started the day by watching “The King’s Speech” and absolutely loved it. Movies I’m considering include Casablanca, Fargo, Deliverance, Crash, Capote, The Hurt Locker and 12 Years a Slave.
Popcorn is ready!