On starting a 100 day project

I am going to take a part in a artful movement called The 100 day project.  And this is how it got started for me.

Some time ago I was driving in my car and as usual I was listening to NPR.  Ted Radio hour was on and the topic  ‘To The Edge’  covered speakers sharing their experiences about pushing the limits of human endurance.  The one that stuck with me was Roz Savage, an ocean rower.  Ok I admit, it probably stuck because she is a woman, someone to look up to.  She is the first woman to row solo the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.  So I picked up her book ‘Start rowing, stop drifting’.  Then some time later, I am not even sure how I stumbled upon a post on Medium.com about taking the leap and doing that one thing that has been calling your name from the inside of you, when you sleep, when you are alone with your thoughts.  In her story that I read on Medium,  Elle Luna mentioned Roz Savage, same Roz I just finished reading her book.  I liked Elle’s story so much that for some time I’d re-read it regularly.  And I started following her on Instagram.  She recently shared on Instagram The 100 Day Project.  And that brings us to the present moment and me deciding to take a part.

It’s a 100 day of making or doing something.  There are no rules, except to show up and do that one thing every day for the next 100 days.  It could be: dancing, writing, painting, doing an act of kindness, going for a walk….you get the idea.  You pick, and you do it.

I picked 100 days of letter writing.  It could be a post card.  The important thing is to send something to someone in the mail for the next 100 days.  Day 1 was today.

100 days of letter writing



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