I’ve mentioned before that on the back of the craziness of NaNoWriMo (to write 50,000 words in the month of November) I decided to have a crack at #DAREcember (a style dare for each day in December).
This month long dare is the lovely brainchild of the incredible Andrea at Fox in Flats. With a tagline of “Navigating Motherhood in Style” for Fox in Flats I knew this was going to be a stretch for me. I am a lot of things, and stylish, is not one of them.
And now that I’ve thought that, my mind is full of other (good) things that I am not. That’ll do mind, that’ll do.
I signed on, because I found something both grounding and liberating in the daily challenge of NaNoWriMo (I broke it into a daily writing challenge and somehow made it to the finish line). There was something in the distraction of the daily challenge that sweetened my every day life. I thought to myself what a great idea for December. To be connected in with a bit of fun every day in a month classically full of overwhelm, from crazy pre-holiday work, shopping, present wrapping, food preparation, and lots of driving around. You know. December!
Because I played along on FB and twitter, it also meant that I bombed those spaces with my pictures for each challenge. Something I didn’t realise, although it’s really pretty freaking obvious, is that to participate in a style dare each day and share the outcome means 31 CONSECUTIVE SELFIES.
That was probably the much greater challenge for me, than the style dares themselves. The style dares themselves were so much fun, and strangely the more unusual the thing I was trying, the more compliments I got during the day. Note to self. Be more BRAVE. It works.
So, to capture my “win” (no one said anything about winning, but I’m going to call it a win, because, well, I can) for DAREcember, I present to you, the 31 ridiculous selfies of December 2012.
I am no photographer, and no model. But still, had so much fun.
I wonder if, by midnight tonight, I will be on the wagon of another daily challenge.
The power of the every day decision continues to amaze me. I wonder if you could twist and tweak your every day, and see where that might lead you. You’d probably be surprised!