For the month of November, I’m trying a few things.
First off, I’d like to give warning that I’m the Queen of Over-Commitment. If I’m not over-committing, I’m greatly under-committing. I have no middle ground. It’s a problem.
In high school, I thought it was a fabulous idea to join every kind of extracurricular club/society possible. In college, along with a full course load, I always had at least 2 jobs (sometimes 3). This isn’t me bragging. I wasn’t exceptional in any one particular job or club because I was spreading myself too thin. I was too busy for my own good and I don’t do well under stress. I suck at being the leader because I’m a control freak and don’t trust others to do things the RIGHT way. I told you – I have a problem.
Luckily, my over-commitment this month isn’t going to affect anybody else. Since I’ve spent the majority of this past year under-committing, I’ve decided to join a yoga class 3 times a week at 7am before work (“Diet Yoga” to be exact, which is all in Korean – which has already proven a little bit more tricky than having a yoga class in your native language). I’ve also decided to participate in this “NaBloPoMo” nonsense I just heard about today. I also tend to make compulsive decisions.
NaBloPoMo is National Blog Posting Month. Basically, you write a post on your blog every single day of November. It’s somewhat of an extension or “spin-off” of “NaNoWriMo” which is National Novel Writing Month (writing a full 50,000 word novel during the month of November). Anyway, hundreds of bloggers participate every year and I figured – why not?
What the hell do you write about for 30 days straight, you ask? No idea. I guess that’s what I’ll find out. Why did I sign up for this, you ask? I don’t really know that either, seemed like a good idea at the time (30 minutes ago), I suppose. If you’re up for the challenge as well, click here for the details. NaBloPoMo could be a good time to dig up some of those old unfinished drafts and a good excuse to write about all those little things that I didn’t think were “good enough” to write entire posts about. BlogHer also gives you daily prompts if you need some extra inspiration and tips about getting the most out of NaBloPoMo. Or you can just ramble on about whatever your little heart desires every day (like I probably will.. that is, if I actually succeed in posting everyday).
I forgot to mention that my over-commitment-ness usually ends disastrously – quitting jobs unexpectedly (I’m notorious for going from job to job.. I think this teaching job is my 15th-ish job I’ve ever had), failing tests, being flakey, quitting projects/tasks partway through and overall sucking at life. So this is my attempt at fixing (or at least working on) this rather large flaw of mine, wish me luck!
Happy Blogging to anyone else who will be participating in NaBloPoMo!