With the end of year coming around, my highlights and lowlights for 2007 are coming to mind. One clear failure was my Scoliday project. In 2004 I set about creating my own holidays, to honor what I thought was important. I did them that year, fell off in 2005, and the started again in 2006 with a new list of days, some of which I celebrated.
Somehow in 2007 I didn’t even try.
I’m reading through my journals for 2007 and trying to see if I can figure it out.
Thoughts so far:
- I didn’t have any partners in crime. As an author/speaker dude, I work solo most of the time and suffer from solo project fatigue. Having a holiday buddy or something would probably up my odds.
- Perhaps I need a holiday every few months called called Celebrate all the holiday’s you’ve missed so far day. Build in a way to recover part way through the year.
- Use this blog as a forcing function – post a note on the day, and if I didn’t celebrate it, hang my head in shame online or donate money to charity for each day I let fly by.
I’m still in love with the idea – but trying to learn from my mistakes, and improve my commitment level for 2008.