When I first stumbled upon #The100DayProject a few weeks ago, I immediately knew I wanted to participate, even if it was only in some small way. I've been in a little bit of a rut lately—with my blog, my writing, kind of with life in general—so this seemed like the perfect time to commit to 100 days of creating.
Over the weekend I gave Olio in Iowa a facelift and starting thinking about what I wanted my 100 days to be. Mostly I wasn't sure I even wanted to tell anyone I was participating. Telling people meant accountability, commitment, owning up to the fact that I care a nerdishly large amount about the writing I do on this blog and obsess over the fact that it's never perfect.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that's kind of the point of this whole project. To stand up and say "Hi Internet, I have a nerdy obsession with visiting World's Largest things." Or with doodling caricatures of strangers in coffee shops. Or with finishing my novel.
After all, #The100DayProject website reads:
So what am I doing for #The100DayProject?
The short answer is that I don't totally know yet.
And that's alright. More than anything, I keep trying to remind myself this is all about the process.
While I was redesigning Olio in Iowa, I also came up with a new tagline of sorts: "Adventure is right here." When I really thought about it, it's the mindset ideology that has inspired me to write about small towns and quirky attractions, the idea that adventure is everywhere if you're willing to look for it.
So that's what I'll be doing.
What the exploration likely means is lots of new content, a few too many photos and many even some long-reads about places I've been obsessing over (looking at you, Hotel Stuart).