Project pause

Published April 2, 2023

A pause symbol in a circle, in pink neon lights

I mentioned in my wrap-up of the March challenge that I’m taking a pause on these monthly endeavours, because there are only so many hours in the day. That’s part of it: I don’t know why I assumed time would just keep expanding to allow me to add hobby after hobby. But there is more to it than that… in having to pause the project, it really proves what a success it has been.

There were two main reasons for doing the challenges in the first place - one was to pick up some healthy habits like drinking more water and getting outside more, and the other was to try new and fun things to do. The limit of 30 days or a month meant nothing would be lost if it turned out I didn’t like the thing (eh-hem, poetry) but I didn’t necessarily factor in what I would do when I found things I did like!

I’ve been completely obsessed with knitting since February, trying to knit a bit almost every day and loving it, whilst also knowing there’s so much still to learn and try in the wool world. But having let that take up time, I’ve not been able to pick up the guitar as much as I’d like, if at all. When I started learning the guitar, I really thought I’d found something I would keep doing, so it’s eye-opening and a little disappointing that I’m not a rockstar yet.

Having found two things that really make me happy and with a lot of scope for learning more about them, I don’t need to dive into any more challenges at the moment and really shouldn’t, to dedicate more time to the existing projects. Success!

It’s not the end of the road for 30 day challenges though, I’ve still got a lengthy list of potential things to try so it’s definitely more of a pause than a hard stop. However, for now, I want to get to the point where I’m playing an amazing country song on the guitar wearing my lovely sweater that I knitted myself. Watch this space!

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