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Monday, 6 January 2014

PROJECT // THE 52 LISTS CHALLENGE 2014

I came across this project whilst browsing on Pinterest and thought it was a really sweet and simple idea to spend the year getting to know yourself a bit better. Like everyone else, now that Christmas is out of the way, I'm definitely digging that 'new year, new me' phase which comes along every New Years. I really love the idea of documenting my time; I really have had some amazing experiences and wished I'd documented them better at the time. Along with a bunch of other ideas, I really liked this one because it's so personal and takes minimal effort. 

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The 52 Lists project is basically where you fill out a list once a week. I've always wanted one of those Listography books because I love how you can look back and see what your answers were to certain things months and months ago, and this is a really cute spin on that that takes less commitment. The list topics are varied too but a little more deeper, giving you the chance to really dig deep and get to know yourself a bit better. It's taken from Moorea Seal blog and I've noticed that although she didn't managed to complete the project last year, she's repeating the same list topics from last year of the ones she did do and adding some more. Which is another lovely idea because if you choose to continue this for a few years, the lists will be the same but you can see how your answers vary year by year. 

I've got to admit, I agonized for ages over the first list. Not because I didn't know what to write - but I didn't know how to write it. I wanted to be creative so I struggled to decide whether to write it out or print it, whether to keep it simple with just a few words or a long list etc...which made me realize that this could actually be a really fun and creative project too. As the weeks go on, I'd like to vary the list styles and experiment more.

I probably won't blog my lists every week if at all because it's nice to keep some things personal but I might blog at the halfway mark and when I finish. I'll also most probably put a picture or two of my lists up on instagram as I go on so feel free to check them out on there. I'm really excited about this as I feel it's a lovely way to just sit and reflect on things, as well as an excuse to get a bit arty and creative!

It also takes not even an hour once a week to complete so if you're looking for a new project that needs minimal effort as opposed to a photo a day every day for a year etc, aka something you think is easier to commit to, then maybe this it it!

Do let me know if you also take part, I'd love to see some of your examples.

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2 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous concept. I think I may do this. Thanks for showing it x

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    1. No problem, thanks for commenting and reading :) x

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