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Friday, May 18, 2018

Day 365/365 - Go Out with a Bang!

And just like that, I'm done!

Only 4 months and 18 days late. But hey, better late than never, right? I'd be lying if I said I didn't surprise myself. This may well be the longest term project (besides college) that I've ever completed. I knew I would need to work around real life, and I think I did that pretty well. I hope it was good for my kids to see someone set a goal and meet it, even if it wasn't on the original timeline. I'm definitely feeling a sense of accomplishment, especially when I look at my collection box.

I bought this small tub at a dollar store right at the beginning of starting this, and now it's filled. This tub has lived beneath my desk since I started dropping things in, and seeing it fill up was definitely some motivation. 

So, I'm going to take a least for awhile. I've got so much to focus on, and we still haven't moved. But I know taking these daily brain breaks have been good for me. Each day at work I'm surrounded my creative, talented people, and I never quite feel like I measure up, but I know I've honed some skills and I'm now fairly confident I could carry on an entire conversation in haiku, if I wanted to.

If you've enjoyed following the journey, I encourage you to buy the book and try it yourself. Or watch online for the next Creative Sprint to get started. I'm sort of vowing to participate in the next one, but trying it with a theme. I think the theme will be based on the latest creativity guide I picked up.

I've watched friends master the art of bullet journaling and calligraphy and having fun with lettering. I've always had nice handwriting (ever since chicken pox sidelined me for an entire summer) and I feel like I might be pretty good at this, so I'm going to give it a shot, but not on any sort of timeline, because I want to enjoy this without any pressure.

So, I guess, stay tuned. If I'm particularly pleased with something I've done, or if a particular day in my crazy life is exceptional, I'll share it. 

I hope I've at least inspired someone to try it, even if you think you'll be no good at it. It's a lesson in humility and a lesson in perseverance. Both are important.

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