Great adventure lies ahead ... no foolin’
If you’ve read my post about The Recipe That Changed My Life, you know what a difference the act of doing can have on our feelings, mood, and outlook.
After lots of thought about how I might help in these strange times, I had an idea. The April Playbook: This State of Mine. A series of creative exercises and prompts to rediscover the state you live in.
It's a month-long look at what makes your state what it is ... full of culture and intrigue. From Maine to New Mexico, Alaska, California, and everywhere in between, each state holds a wealth of interest.
Are you interested in history? Geography? Literature or landmarks? Maybe you’re more interested in music or mammals. Whatever it is, I know you’ll find something.
To help you along, I’ve created a sheet for fact and figures you can download. Do a little research and pick something that piques your interest.
Great adventure lies ahead. Let’s find it!
Not sure how this will work? Here are some ideas.
Exploration by skill set:
Exporation by topic:
As we go along, I'll post lots of ideas and inspiration for new projects and ways you can interpret the information you're drawn to.
And I’ll be sharing pieces I’ve done that relate to my state of Maine.
Pieces that were created independent of one other, but come together here to serve as models. The topics you choose and how you interpret them is up to you.
I hope you’ll join me in rediscovering the state you live in. And that you’ll share what you do.
Why does this matter?
We're curious beings. We need challenges and activity. Binge watching your favorite show is a fun (and often necessary) way to break up the day. But being actively engaged in a project brings a different sort of distraction and calm.
My hope is that you'll find something that captures your attention. Something that takes you out of this world, into another. A waystation of calm and distraction. Even for a little while.
Visit the page dedicated to this series: April Playbook: This State of Mine to stay up to date and learn more.
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