Monday, August 31, 2009

30 day challenge

As of tomorrow the school holidays are over..... they have been long, but bearable with the odd bit of fun thrown in as well. I decided to take a break from blogging for a few weeks, but now plan to make up for it in September with a 30 day challenge. For me the end of the summer holidays always meant a new start to the year. A new class, a new teacher, another year older in the school system. For some reason Japan doesn't follow that system and the summer holidays are in the middle of the school year (hence the tons of homework they are supposed to complete so they don't forget everything). When I questioned someone once as to why they have graduation/entrance ceremonies in the spring I was told that it was because the cherry blossoms are at their best.... I guess that is as good a reason as any!
Anyway, back to my 30 day challenge. As I said the end of the summer holidays means a new year for me in New Zealand and therefore I've decided to keep that attitude and make some goals for this "new year". To be honest the last 8 months have just slipped away and I don't feel like I have achieved anything at all. So my 30 day challenges for September are going to be....
  1. To write a blog entry every day (I'll try to catch up on some of the zillion things that have been happening)
  2. To do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day (Not including gardening...)
  3. To do at least 30 minutes of housework every day (Not including the regular dishes, washing etc. etc.)
  4. To have at least 30 minutes of "me" time every day
Of course I am pretty realistic and I know that "every day" is an impossibility, but I hope I can do the above on at least "most of the days" of September. Wish me luck!


  1. Haven't acjhieved anything? I think you need to read back over this blog- you are one serious superwoman!

    good luck with the thirty day challenge- sounds like you need an extra couple of hours in the day to do it all!

    I'm looking forward to hearing more from you over the next month.

  2. Nnnnnnooooooooooo!! I was doing so well earning family blog points in your absence!

    On the other hand, eating my sandwiches without something to read is just not the same! Welcome back!

  3. Welcome back!

    Good luck with your 30 Day challenge- for your blog and for yourself. I should probably make goals too but will have to think about.

    Glad to hear your summer went well- look forward to reading all of your september posts!

  4. Anonymous5:47 AM

    With your energy and determination I don't expect luck will come into it. But you will be excused a few days off. It would be a shame for the blog to turn into a burden for you.

  5. Mickey12:39 PM

    Hi, Jo.
    You are already super.
    Keep going!

  6. Good to see you back! Been anxious about you. Your goals are awesome! Go hard!!
    Dawn xx

  7. Megan5:13 PM

    As they say here in Japan... Ganbatte!