A Year of Borrowing

I know its a bit early, but lately I’ve been thinking about a few ways to challenge myself this New Year. So here are 3 things I want to do (or not do) in order to have a more balanced life next year:

1. A Year of Borrowing – I’ve become way too consumeristic through-out the course of my life. When I see a book, a CD, or a movie I like I just go and buy it. Then I find myself overwhelmed by the lack of space on my shelves and on my computer. So for 2013 I’ve decided to try borrowing for a year. This means that I will not be buying any CD’s (this includes downloading music from Noisetrade), books (even used), or movies for a whole year. Instead I will be borrowing from the library, friends, spotify and other sources to listen to music, read books and watch movies. (The only exception to this is buying vinyl and I will only buy a maximum of 1 a month for newly released records).

2. Biweekly Facebook – No longer will I be going on facebook every day, but I’ve decided to try going on facebook only on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s for the year 2013. This, I believe, will help me focus on being fully there for people and will allow me to be as creative as possible. (The only time I may break this rule is on the day of an event at my ministry to make sure there are no problems).

3. Creative Days – During this next year I want to try and set aside one day a week to write and one day a week to create (at least an hour on each day). This is simply to help expand my creativity and help me explore new things I’ve never tried before.

Anyway, these are my challenges. I’m really excited to try them out.

What are your challenges for 2013?


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About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

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