And So it Begins

Tomorrow starts the 31 Days writing challenge. My first response when I heard about it was, “like I need another project,” but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it could be just what I need. You see, I’ve been struggling with a Big Project–the kind that feels like it could be The One. But the more I got into it, the more difficult it became, and not just wrangling the profusion of ideas. The paralysis increased as I looked closer at what my actual day-to-day might look like, and hit crisis mode when I realized that wasn’t anything near how I wanted to spend my life.

I put that project on hold and in the open space another project that I’ve played with here and there for years began to raise its head. What better way to see if it’s something that could really work than to spend 31 days immersed in its world.

So here I am, with a new blog on a domain I bought back in 2008. Six years is long enough to wait for a place in the light.

Day 1: The Apocalypse Garden
Day 2: State of the Union
Day 3: Never Look Away
Day 3.2: Feature Friday: Pumzi
Day 4: Water, Water, Everywhere
Day 5: Stitching Resilience
Day 6: Connecting Climate and Human Health
Day 7: Disaster News Update: Japan
Day 8: Once More with Imagination
Day 9: Small Lessons from Daily Life
Day 10: Feature Friday: The Sand Storm
Day 11: Hobbyists as Heroes
Day 12: The Benefits of Practice
Day 13: 4000+ Is Not Just a Statistic
Day 14: Risk to National Security
Day 15: Wordless Wednesday
Day 16: Ebola Number Crunching
Day 17: Feature Friday: All That’s Left
Day 18: Thinking About Pandemics
Day 19: Get Rid of Stress in 60 Seconds
Day 20: The Best Weapon
Day 21: This Week’s Apocalypse Update
Day 22: Wordless Wednesday
Day 23: Throwback Thursday: October 23
Day 24: Feature Friday: Ebola and Panic
Day 25: The Meaning of Apocalypse
Day 26: To Sleep, Perchance…
Day 27: Pele Visits Pohoa
Day 28: An Ounce of Prevention
Day 29: Wordless Wednesday
Day 30: Remembering Sandy
Day 31: Feature Friday: Ambition
Day 32: 31 Days Recap