Sunday, December 1, 2013

#nerdlution

One of the best things about Twitter is listening to following other people's conversations. And the other night, a good one began

And you know what happens when a conversation like this gets going? A #nerdlution !

Basically, you are supposed to decide to create a habit---read more, write more, exercise more, something more--for fifty days. Katherine had a blog post up the next day, as did others. I knew I would do it immediately. Who doesn't need a good challenge? The only thing that has kept me committing is deciding exactly what I would do.

Colby Sharp is writing every day, Chris Lehman is doing push-ups. Michelle over at One Grateful Teacher is working on reading and writing and walking! Crazy woman:) I admit, at first I thought like Michelle. I would do it all.

And then I woke up. 

Truth is, I'll be leaving for Hawaii in 20 days. It's the end of the semester, the beginning of a new one, rehearsals and speech contests. I need to be realistic and KIND to myself.

Truth is, I read 20 minutes every day now. I'll be good with that ..... for now.....although I will try to get myself off the computer after supper every night and to read some more.

My #nerdlution is to write every day for 30 minutes. I can chunk it in a couple of segments if I write with my creative writing classes and a little at home. But my real goal will be to sit down in one spot for 30 continuous minutes and WRITE. What will I write? I think I'm going to document my year in attempting to flip creative writing. The reflection will be good for me.

I'm also going to commit to 20-30 minutes of activity every day. Whether it's walking/playing with Chloe or walking the square at school after rehearsals, I'm going to get moving again. I've been lazy too long.

So there they are---my #nerdlutions Want to join the fun?  Check out the hashtag on Twitter. You'll find LOTS of inspiration.


4 comments:

  1. Love your goal: to write AND get moving! I considered a little exercise or something too, but it is just so cold here. Of course, I could happily move around Hawaii. Need company?

    Good luck,
    Cathy

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  2. All the things that I am learning and finding out now that I joined twitter! Why did I wait so long? Hawaii is a great place for walking!

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  3. I'd love to read your thoughts about flipping a Creative Writing class. Good luck with your writing!

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  4. So fun to read everyone's Nerdlutions (still trying to decide whether I will commit myself!). Hoping you will share some of your writing about the flipped classroom- I'm totally intrigued but can't even imagine what it might be like.

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