Two Birds and a Drawing Challenge

Hey, how’s life treating you today? Someone on my Facebook shared a picture of the local area on this day 2014, it was beautiful, thick with ice but so sparkly. That said, not wishing for ice, as I don’t think I can manage cold lol but it does have a beauty all it’s own. I love nature generally, it has some amazing beauty in it, so scary and even grim things but so much beauty. I hope to start learning photography at some point but at the moment I’m working on my drawing. In fact I’m doing a Drawing a Day challenge with my friends, you’re given a prompt and then you use it to inspire you, yesterday was a teapot.

Not my best but a long way from my worst so I’m not complaining..

I love a good challenge but I don’t always manage to stick with them, in fact a frequently fail to finish them, so I won’t guarantee completing this. Or the other challenge I’m attempting with is to walk 1000 miles in 2019. For some of you that’s no biggie but lately I’ve become a bitch hermit so it is a challenge for me. I’ll let you know how I get on there.

Setting challenges for yourself is great, small ones that are achievable give you a nice little boost but if you’ve got bigger goals they can seem really far off. One thing I’ve learnt is that those little goals can be used to complete bigger goals, break it down. I want to do 1000 miles, well that sounds like loads, how many is it a day. 2.74 miles a day is what it is, but I can’t guarantee walks every day, so how many steps is it? My estimate based on what I average is around 7000, so if I can’t go out I can still build up steps especially if I go over 2.74 on days I can get out? So I’ve set a minimum of 3 miles as my challenge, approximately 8500 steps a day with a push for more to get me ahead. One day at a time. I missed day one (good start, well done) but I’m going out today and will do 3 miles. It’s not so hard, I’ve done it before, just need to keep telling myself I’ve got this. We’ll discuss talking to ourselves positively another day, it’s a fascinating subject!

So the drawing challenge should help keep me creative and the walking challenge should get me moving again, two birds one stone it might not be, but here’s to giving it a shot.

Published by Michelle Quinton

Mum, wife, perpetual student, freelance writer, weight loss coach, artist and occasionally model. I love to try new things, I love to write and I love studying and researching. Never thought I'd see the day that studying became something I enjoyed, but here we are. My blog is where I put my thoughts, I also plan to start a blog of short stories, with a new prompt for each story.

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