Project Dreamcatcher: Week OnePosted: May 31, 2013
I’m participating in jjiraffe’s Project: Dreamcatcher. Week One’s assignment is: Define your goal. Write a post announcing your goal. And watch this video.
I want to feel better about myself. I am constantly beating myself up about things that are either beyond my control or absolutely not worth it. I would really like to be able to treat myself like I treat anyone else. I would love to know that I’m not this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad person that I think I am.
So I watched the video. It seems to me a good omen that one of the things Matt Cutts talks about is NaNoWriMo, because I did that. I finished. That is something to be proud of.
Here’s the first thing I’m going to do. I’m going to take a picture every day in June of something that makes me feel good. I can do that, right? I’ll share them here every ten days with explanations of why they make me feel good. By July I’ll have three lists of ten awesome things to go back and look at whenever I need to.
Am I getting ahead of myself with this? Probably. That’s me, trying to overachieve, as always. But if that’s how it’s gonna be, that’s how it’s gonna be. I’m not going to beat myself up over not following jjiraffe’s instructions to the letter. I’m going to follow the spirit, and acknowledge that doing something is still doing something. It counts. It’s okay. This is meant to help achieve dreams, not bring me down. I’ll know I’m doing something wrong if I twist it into self-deprecation. And I know someone will call me out on that.