A Worthwhile Challenge?
A friend of mine has taken on a challenge called 30 Days of Truth. I looked through the list of assignments for each day to determine whether or not I wanted to accept the challenge. While the topics were varied and meant for a person to truly assess oneself, I balked at committing myself to taking the challenge. It's not that I don't think that it is valuable to self-assess and hopefully improve oneself, I didn't feel that all of the assigned topics were either truly helpful or meant to be shared with the world - or at least one's followers which could be limited to the blog itself or imported into Facebook and perhaps other social sites as well. (I can't speak to more than Facebook as I spend too much time on that site as it is and it's hard enough breaking that addiction without adding to it with more sites.)
Even though I am not taking on the challenge in whole, I did find some of the topics worthwhile and may use them during this month of NaBloPoMo to fill in on those days when normal ramblings elude me. For those interested in the challenge, I am listing the topics below. You can decide if you want to join the challenge. By the way, I will be editing for language from the original list posted elsewhere.
Day 1: Something you hate about yourself.
Day 2: Something you love about yourself.
Day 3: Something for which you need to forgive yourself.
Day 4: Something for which you need to forgive somebody.
Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living.
Day 8: Someone who has treated you badly or made your life extremely difficult.
Day 9: Someone you didn't want to let go, but drifted apart.
Day 10: Someone you need to let go or wish you didn't know.
Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you on the most.
Day 12: Something for which you never get complimented.
Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through your most difficult days.
Day 14: A hero who has let you down.
Day 15: Something or someone you couldn't live without because you've tried.
Day 16: Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17: A book you've read that changed your views on something.
Day 18: Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19: Your views on religion or politics.
Day 20: Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21: (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident an hour after the two of you had a fight. What do you do?
Day 22: Something you wish you hadn't done in your life.
Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24: Make a playlist for someone and explain why you chose the songs. Post titles, artists, and explanation.
Day 25: The reason you believe you're still alive today.
Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27: What's the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28: What would you do if you became pregnant or got someone pregnant?
Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself and why.
Day 30: Write a letter to yourself telling EVERYTHING you love about yourself.