A new year.
A new beginning.
A new set of challenges.
A new set of possibilities.
Just as last year I documented each day (bar the first month) with a photograph of myself, this year I will do something similar but I have also set myself a new challenge. Document my year in text.
While I was in Perth in September last year (2011, if you haven’t changed your calendars), I went into a bookshop…that’s rare for me…and I made a purchase…even rarer. I bought something I haven’t bought in years…a diary! In the age of smartphones and integrated online accounts, who would put anything on paper? Why walk around with a phone book and a diary and any number of other things in one’s pocket or handbag or actually the suitcase you’d need to carry such things when one can have it all in a small device? Why indeed!
Anyway, the diary. Yes, I purchased a diary. Not for appointments and such but rather to capture my moods, my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings. Sure, I could blog all that but the real challenge is to do it every day and to do it succinctly.
I challenge myself to sum up each day in one word and to write that word in my brand new 7 x 9 x 2.5cm diary.
Today was a good start:
Let’s hope the rest of the year is just as positive.