After my little wobble the other day, I took some time to sit and think about what would help me be able to manage my anxiety of impending doom a little better. I am so full of ideas but this is often incredibly daunting for me because I have a limit to how far in the future I can comfortably imagine without being struck down by the fear I won't get to complete whatever I started.
I have a book I bought maybe a year ago called "The Perfect 100 Day Project" by Rich Armstrong. I had good intentions for this book when I bought it, but failed to follow through with my plan at the time. This jumped out at me at the beginning of the week though when I was considering things to do that might help me.
"Aha! Even if I only have a few months left, that leaves me about 100 days!"
Excellent - lets see what we have here.
In fact this book is actually really great for someone like me. Let's just say planning and organisation isn't really my strong point and I have to really put my mind to something if I want to focus. The book is broken down into very digestible information and is great if you're considering doing a 100 day project but you don't really know where to start.
I've always wanted to tell a story through my work. I've never had a particular story in mind, this has always been more of a feeling than an idea... but I have 100 days, and if its gonna be my last 100 days now seems like the time to try do it.
Here's how I began...
Of course, my pen exploded on the first page of a new sketchbook, but I for once I was not deterred....
I decided that doing a book was the most realistic and achievable goal for me because of that one time I managed to actually make one for a uni project. So once I'd got that down, I thought some more about what I wanted from the project.
I'm pretty determined to see this project through (confidently said on day 4/100) so I'm going to be posting updates of my progress on this blog. Hopefully some of you will be able to get something out of this and enjoy it, but if not, this is a much safer environment for me to be able to document this journey and work through my thought feelings and inevitable frustrations than social media.
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