I am in awe of 365 Projects. Committing to doing one thing every single day for an entire year? WAY impressive.
However, outside of basic grooming, eating, and tending to my kiddo, there is little else I’m in the mood for on a daily basis. Which is probably why my own attempts at 365 Projects failed to reach the December 31st goal line. And to be honest, once the streak was broken, the projects ended up all but abandoned. As silly or sad as that seems, in my head, once the chance of 365 days of perfection was blown, it somehow seemed pointless. So this year I decided to change the rules and create Project 300.
Project 300 is the 365 Project for the imperfect, the slightly scatterbrained, and the moody ones. It’s for parents, project lovers, and busy folks with an interest they want to explore.
It’s 300 days of ___________ within 365 days. You name it- drawing, photography, yoga, whatever. Something creative, something you want to get better at, something you want more of in your life. And 65 “free” days to play with according to your mood, your schedule, or the curveballs of daily life. It’s an experiment I’ve designed to see if dropping the pressure of project perfection results in project completion come December 31st this year.
For my Project 300, I’m creating a Me-Mo Book called “Nouns, Verbs, and Other Parts of Life”, where I snap, doodle, and jot about words related to my daily life. Here’s page one of the album I’ve started:
And yes, I’ve already skipped days. Some days just got really busy or felt forced. Part of the goal with my own project is to tune in more to daily life, but I’m not going to fake authenticity for the sake of the project. Doing so has lead to feeling more enthusiastic and excited about this project than other 365 Projects in the past.
So we’ll see. When I floated the idea of Project 300 out on Twitter and Facebook, people responded to the idea of “free” days and that it’s not too late to start a project this year. How about you? Care to join me? If so, I’ve created buttons for those who want to spread the word and let others they’re participating on their own blogs. (A big THANK YOU to Geri from The Languid Lion for helping a sister out with the coding!!)
If you do decide to join Project 300, leave a comment below. I’ll be sharing my Project 300 progress throughout the year on Three By Sea, on Twitter, and on Instagram. Look for the hashtag #Project300 and add it to your own posts on Twitter and Instagram. You can also add #OMHG so the Oh My! Handmade folks can follow your progress as well.
To Project 300 and satisfaction over perfection!