Better later than never they say. I finally decided to join Mollie’s Do-A-Thon for the next week. I never joined a Read-A-Thon before, because I can’t finish a book in 7 days with my schedule and not even think about 3 books in 5 days or things like that, but when I saw Mollie’s challenge I thought I could at least try participating. In Mollie’s words:
What if we applied intentional “marathoning” to our lives outside of books? […] I want to devote a week of my time to doing the things I always say I’m going to do or want to do. […] This isn’t bucket-list-athon (though it absolutely can be about those bucket list items).
The DO-A-THON is meant to be broad, because we all have different tasks, dreams, goals, fears to overcome, and desires. However, to choose intentional goals, the following may serve as a great guide for you:
- Do one thing that scares you or do something that challenges the story you tell yourself.
- Complete a project (creative or otherwise) that you’ve been putting off.
- Do something that involves someone else or do something for someone else.
- Learn something new.
- Do something to foster a calm or welcoming environment.
- go to the dentist: I already scheduled an appointment, but it was something I kept postponing, since it’s always super expensive.
- contact 2 professors of mine for exam programs: again, another thing I kept postponing, this time only because I’m afraid of the amount of stuff I’ll have to study, ugh.
- finish reading The Fellowship of the Ring: I started rereading LOTR in March and I still have to finish the first book, because I lost my focus and I read 2 other books at the same time this month, but I’m very close to the end so I want to finish it!
- write another article for Middle-earth News: nothing crazy, but I have tons of ideas and I keep procrastinating, I really want to get better and publish, at least, an article per week.