Back in July 2019, I was feeling miserable about life. I had graduated, and as an expat not so confident with her English, I wasn’t confident at all to get what you’d call a “proper” job. I still had one more month of University work, but I’d need to do something to get me out of that hole. So I started a personal challenge after coming across a quote on Google Images “One day or Day one. You decide”. I had watched enough motivational YouTube videos but nothing had hit me as that quote. It came at the perfect time I guess. I then decided to use “One Day or Day 1. You choose” as the title of my challenge. “You choose” would resonate more with me than deciding. I’m quite an undecided person, but I knew I just had to do something.
At the time I was using Twitter and on the first day of the month starting after August, I would pin 4 to 6 short sentences stating what I wanted to achieve during that month. This could be “learning to make gnocchi”, “read one book”, “get a job”, “learn how to code”, etc. Incredibly, I had found this highly motivating, and from August to December, I had managed to achieve most of the quests, enrolled in a Code First: Girls workshop learning the basics of HTML and CSS, started painting, and even exercising. By December, I got my first “proper job” after spending the summer washing plates and collecting rubbish at stadiums on a casual 9 to 11 hour shifts basis. At night, I would paint, read or work on my portfolio.
As I'm learning to leave the past behind, let's just say by the end of 2019 I embarked on a crazy emotional rollercoaster till 2020. The pandemic didn't help much either, but by the spring of 2021, I re-started some of my hobbies and re-structured my online space here.
All about my quests for each month used to be written online but I decided to delete them and rather keep them for myself. Starting September 2022, I made my goals public again, and re-started my “One Day or Day 1, you choose” challenge. Once again I pinned them on Twitter but due the platform’s uncertainty, decided to move them here to my personal space.
On September 6th, 2022, I’ve started a 21 day checklist challenge to finish up tasks and achieve certain goals. I’m ticking the days off here on Google Sheets.
This has been the hardest habit to keep up with. I’ll use the Skincare heading for any habit that helps skin integrity and enhances its appearance (hair, body, and face).