Archive for June, 2007

52 Pieces: An Intro

What if every single person in the world took a year out of their life to do all the things they’ve always thought about doing?

– Owen Lowery, analternativetoslittingyourwrist.com

This Owen fellow decided to do just that, using the next 52 weeks to accomplish 52 things, like bungee jumping, holding a scorpion, making someone’s wish come true, etc.

I think it’s a brilliant idea, so I’m taking on the challenge myself and coming up with 52 creative tasks to tackle over the next year.
This is exactly what I need in my life right now, to be honest. I’m not particularly depressed, nowhere near suicidal. There’s nothing wrong with my life; I’ve just hit a dry spot. It doesn’t feel like life anymore. I feel that I’m just going through the motions: wake up, work, eat, sleep. Nothing in between (oh, put showering in there too. And all those other pesky hygienic tasks…).

When I was younger, my life was full of all sorts of adventures. I wrote musicals and novels, started bands, explored enchanted forests, made movies…the works. Where did that spark go? I miss the wonder and excitement of life. Hopefully, my endeavors over the next 52 weeks will help me reclaim that.

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