Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jumping on the "Nerdlution" Bandwagon


Nerdlution Image by Kristine Mraz and posted on Twitter (@mrazkristine). I love it!
Over the past several days, many of my Twitter friends and colleagues have been talking about setting "Nerdlutions."  These are specific commitments they are making for the fifty days between December 2, 2013 and January 20.  For example, Katherine over at Read, Write, Reflect is committed to writing 30 minutes each day and walking 30 minutes each day to get back into her exercise habit.  Franki Sibberson at A Year of Reading is also making that same Nerdlution.

I'm jumping in.

I keep saying I want to write a book.  I've been saying it for years.  I've even done some preliminary research on a topic I'm interested in exploring further.  However, with my crazy school schedule this year, I don't know if I have it in me to write a whole book.  Instead, I'm going to commit to writing for 30 minutes each day either on one of my blogs (this one, Mindi's Musings, or NextBestBook) or working on articles to submit to professional journals or online publishers such as Choice Literacy for possible publications.  I need to live a writerly life to see if I really have this in me.

I, too, like many of my friends have gotten out of the exercise habit.  My nerdlution in this area is to exercise daily, either at the Y or in my basement.  I have the equipment.  I have the means.  Now I need to MAKE myself do this.  I've not felt good in several months, and I know it has to do with the fact that I have not been active enough.  It's amazing how those endorphins released during exercise really do affect my outlook on the rest of my life.

SO there they are.... two promises I'm making for myself.

Will you join us?  What is your Nerdlution?