Have a Kit Kat… Oops, wrong slogan, but I wouldn’t mind having a Kit Kat right now. Anyway, I have decided to take a little break this week. But even that is kinda interesting within this project. Because even this technically fits the project. It is making something. I have thought about this for a while now. Making doesn’t have to be just physically making something. You can ‘make’ a lot of abstract things – make friends, make a mistake, make amends, make-believe… It is quite a versatile verb.
I feel a little bit weird right now. If somebody asked me how would I feel if I “failed” a week during this project, I would’ve said: bad. But I don’t. There are a couple of reasons why.
– I don’t consider this a fail. The reasoning at the beginning is a bit for my comfort, but I do truly believe in it. I consider making a break a valid project for this challenge.
– The point of this whole challenge is to give myself an incentive to make something every week. For the purposes of the challenge, I decided that I want to make as many different things as possible, and that also means that I can’t repeat projects. So even though I haven’t made anything physical for this week’s project, I did make a bunch of stuff. I 3D printed a couple of planters, a model of a head for a friend, and some other knick-knacks. I made priganice. I made time for myself. I am making this blog post right now and I made a photo for this blog post… So, the part about making something every week is definitely done.
– I post this challenge publically to have something to hold me accountable for it, but I am aware that no one would really care if I completely missed a week, and most people probably wouldn’t even notice, so that makes this easier.
– This is my challenge and I am making the rules for it, so I can basically do whatever I want. 😀
– I needed a break. This challenge takes up a lot of time and mind space for me. It ican be very draining to keep up that for this long. I would call 34 weeks without a significant break a success. I was even working on this challenge while on vacation.
I am glad that this wasn’t a last-minute decision, so this week was actually a break. If I was thinking about what should I do until the last minute, and then decided that this is the only option, that would’ve been mentally exhausting. The way that it actually went was like this: Until Thursday I wasn’t really thinking about what should I do for this week. On Thursday and Friday, I thought about a bunch of ideas I have and what would be easy to do this week since I would have very little time to do the project since it’s already Thursday and on Friday after work I traveled to my hometown. I did have some ideas. And I actually have a backup plan for situations exactly like this. When everything else fails, there is one thing that I know I can do quickly and with simple materials. But another idea also popped into my head. And it was this, what I ended up doing. It didn’t take me much to set my mind onto this solution and to allow myself to do it and I am glad I did. Allowing this to myself is the key here. That is the main reason why I can do this with a clear conscience. And even though it sounds trivial and “why wouldn’t I do that”, that is a step that can be harder than it looks. Luckily, that part came easy this time.
I already have a project planned for the next week, and it will be a bit abstract too. This project was actually in plans for a very long time, and not even for this challenge. It is something I wanted to do anyway, so I just decided to also fit it in this challenge too. It is not actually even my project, but, stay tuned until the next week to see what I’m talking about.