At the start of lockdown I set a few goals. First and foremost, I didn’t want to come out of quarantine not having accomplished, or learned, anything. I didn’t want to waste the opportunity.
I wanted to take the time to draw, read, write, code, run, sleep and explore. The time typically stolen by the commute to the office. Or, the hour after work that it takes to actually stop your mind from thinking about work.
We’re now about three months in, and thankfully it has paid off. I feel the best I have in a long time. I’ve been able to get sufficient sleep, eat the right food, and exercise regularly. I’ve built the right foundations that now help me learn and absorb new things.
I didn’t actually come here to share all of the above, I came here to set myself a new challenge!
Over the past couple of months I’ve been working on my communication skills. At the start of lockdown I focused in on being able to do this visually by producing a couple of videos for Youtube. I also recorded a couple of podcasts to work on improving my ability to tell stories and retain someone’s attention. I’m now doing a full circle, and want to get back to working on my ability to communicate through writing.
With this in mind, I’ve set myself the challenge to write 300-500 words each and every day for at least the next two weeks. Specifically I want to be able to write on a personal level, keeping you, the reader, engaged throughout. I’ve read a couple of books over the past couple of weeks on what makes for entertaining reading, and I’m hoping to put this into practice.
Thank you for making this far in my post. If you have any feedback, please do reach out and let me know!8