July 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
26 weeks down. 26 more to go. It was fun to look back at all the photos of what I’ve done so far. It’s a lot more than I would have ever done in the past 6 months without this project. Actually, it’s a lot more than I’ve probably done in the past 10 years!
When I started this I wasn’t really sure that I would keep it going or that I would come up with 52 things that I actually wanted to do. I never planned more than a couple of weeks out to see how I was feeling at the beginning of each week. Now I find myself feeling like it’s going by really fast and I only have 26 more things to choose from this year. I want to be a little less random and really prioritize the rest.
I look back at when I started this and it was largely out of the fact I felt governed by my career. I had forgotten how to think for myself. I had lost touch with what I truly enjoyed doing and what I didn’t enjoy doing vs what seemed cool at the time. I also wanted to feel more settled for a change and connected to the place I was living in, Boulder.
I feel like I’ve accomplished all of these things over the past 6 months. I feel much more in control of my life again, I’ve met some amazing people and really feel like I’m a part of Boulder. I still find myself unsure of where I’ll end up when this is over. I don’t really want to go back to advertising full time. I worry a lot less about it though. The world has become a lot more interesting to me again. I feel like whatever it is I’ll be doing will reveal itself in due course.
I just wanted to say a big thanks to all of the people who have been encouraging me along the way. It’s not an easy project sometimes and the words of encouragement have been great. It’s been rewarding to reconnect with so many people through this blog that I haven’t been in touch with in years.
Onto the next 26 weeks! I have some fun ones planned…