About

|About Me|

My name is Camry. I like cupcakes, The Beatles, adventures, naps and rain puddles. I’m chronically disorganized, easily distracted, a little shy, but super-friendly. If I could be any animal, I’d be a dachshund so that I’d have an excuse for licking people and cuddling in their laps. Not that I do that now…

|About 52 Pieces|

In a nutshell, this is a year-long project in which I complete (or attempt to complete) a new task or series of tasks each week. Some of the tasks are silly (Kindergarten Week, for example, involves indulging in coloring books, graham crackers and naptimes for the week); some of them are more challenging, as they require me to break out of my comfort zone. Maybe it will change my life, maybe not. Either way, it’ll be fun.

There’s no real significance to the title, “52 Pieces“, other than the fact that there are 52 weeks in a year and
52weeks.wordpress.com was already taken (and isn’t being used. thieving bastards…i mean, just kidding. I love you!). I suppose you could say that this project is my attempt to pick up the pieces of my life and make something of it. Okay, that sounds good.

|Origins|

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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