#The100DayProject

I was scrolling through Facebook earlier today and a couple of groups that I’m in referred to something called #The100DayProject. I had never heard of it, so I had to find out what they were talking about!

You can read more details on their website, but the summary is between today and July 11, you create a piece of art or do something creative. I love that idea, so I’m diving in and posting about it here in attempt to keep myself accountable!

For my project, I’m going to participate in Page Flutter’s 6-Word Story Challenges. I decided to do this for a couple of reasons. First, it seems like an easy commitment that shouldn’t take too long. Those are magic words for me! Second, I want to become a better writer and writing more often will help me with that. Third, I feel like this will help me become more creative. I like to write nonfiction, so having to write short fiction stories will be challenging and will stretch me!

Follow me on Instagram¬†for my daily updates, and if you’re so inclined, join in with a project of your own! I’d love to see what others decide to do!

Let me know in the comments if you’re joining the project or have already jumped in!

 

#Achieve2017 : March

At the risk of sounding like every other blogger on the Internet, I can’t believe it’s already nearly March!

Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s look at how February went. For my February challenge, I focused on relationships. I had a list of 28 items, and I completed 14 of those. That would be a solid C for my February grade.

Womp, womp.

I had a list of excuses for why I only did half of the tasks, but it really boils down to I didn’t make finishing the tasks a priority. So, I’m determined to do better in March! Ready to see the March challenge?

In March, I’m going to complete the 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success Course!

march-achieve

For the 99.9% of you out there asking what that is, allow me to explain. Several months ago (uh, maybe even last year…before Charlotte was born), I purchased the 30 Days… course that was created by Gina Horkey. She is a mother of two who was able to launch her successful freelance writing business while she and her husband both had full-time jobs. She had a sale on her course, so I bought it, hoping that it would launch my freelance writing career and allow me to be a work from home mom.

I didn’t make finishing the course a priority (sensing a theme with me yet?), and it has just languished in my inbox, waiting for my motivation and prioritization. Now is the time for me to dive in!

Okay, that’s great for me, but how about a March challenge for everyone else? I’m glad you asked! Your goal is to do something daily in March to help you gain skills and knowledge in your desired career. If you’re already working in your dream profession, then see what types of professional development opportunities are available or take a risk and develop some materials of your own. Let me know what tasks you’re going to do!

If you’re interested in getting a sample of Gina’s work, she has a free 5 lesson email course that you can sign up for here.

I’ll be updating my course progress on my freelance writing Facebook page (shameless plug), so make sure you’re following me there! Let’s make March a great month for our careers!

*Amber note – this post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase the freelance writing course, I’ll earn a small commission which I’ll use towards planner supplies…I mean, responsible, adult things.