The last few months of challenges were a departure from my typical 30 Day Challenges. Rather than focus on a specific goal that might emphasize a change or improvement in my lifestyle, fitness or diet I really just went with some rather silly challenges to round out the summer.
In July, I decided to spend 30 days celebrating my dog on Instagram. For thirty days, I documented the goofy faces, sleepy expressions, and daily discoveries made by my 19 lb puggle (pug-beagle mix).
The inspiration for the challenge originated with the uncomfortable realization that this special animal will not be in my life forever. At 14 years old (or ~100 dog years), I recognize that his time on earth may be limited and the challenge served as a nice reminder to enjoy my time with him.
In August, I attempted to channel my untapped creativity with 30 days of Haiku, where everyday I would write a haiku poem about an observation or discovery about the day. I was attracted to the simple structure (5 syllables/7 syllables/5 syllables) of a haiku poem. While I am certainly not a poet, I did enjoy exploring seeing and documenting the world in a different way.
Overall Enjoyment in Challenges:
- Puggle Photos– 10/10, who doesn’t love taking silly/goofy/random photos of their dogs?
- Haiku– 8/10, there were days that I struggled putting together anything in the haiku format, but the challenge itself was a lot of fun.
Success in Completing Challenges:
- Puggle Photos– B
- Haiku– B
Likelihood in Continuing Challenges:
- Puggle Photos– High (In full disclosure, I already take an alarmingly high amount of photos of my dog…)
- Haiku– Moderate