Time and time again one finds himself back here, searching for what, one knows not. Between life, work and the issues inherent in them, my big resolve to do life in 30 day chunks limped along before dying in March. What little time to breathe I had was spent swotting for a couple of exams, critical components of the personal development plan for the year.
Coming into June, I thought the Better Man in 30 days challenge from the Art of Manliness represented a good, meaty challenge to get my teeth into, a potential keystone habit if you like. For one, manliness and man-making represent a key strand that runs through and undergirds the Life Plan. In addition, blogging for an entire month was also one of the ideas for a thirty day challenge at the beginning of the year. Thanks to the two twitter BFFs – OluSimeon and SingleNigerian, any doubts I might have had about going through with the plan have been nuked thanks to public accountability.
Alongside this, I will be giving focus to four other challenges through June – Whole30 where I give up dairy, grains and such for a month, daily journaling, a re-commitment to daily prayer and bible study, and complete abstinence from coffee and fizzy drinks. Two or three of these are a rehash of things I tried to do earlier in the 30 day challenge cycle.
Fingers crossed though.. Fight this!!!