This year I have the great opportunity to co-host a year-long Instagram Challenge, “Capturing Life, Laughter & Love” with 19 other bloggers. I had looked for something like this to help spark some creativity and to help get the creative juices flowing and 8 days in, I can already see a difference.
You may remember from an earlier post that I did a week-long challenge from the “Be Your Finest Art Book” and I wondered if I would do it again… and now I’m tackling a year-long event! I know! How strange.
Couple of things on this, because I wondered too.
1) Community: There is a huge difference between tackling a project like this on your own then doing it with another person or persons. This group is making a concerted effort to cultivate and develop a community around this challenge. It is more fun and inspiring in a group.
2) Creative Prompts: This challenge also comes with a monthly list of prompts for each day. I thought I might feel trapped by that, instead, so far it has actually helped! I have yet to feel like I “phoned one in”, I have seen my day and the details around me differently as I look for an interpretation of that day’s prompt. [Read more…]
Marta Goertzen is an entrepreneur, writer and nature photographer. She daily explores the trails and beaches of the South Central Oregon Coast with her buddy Bailey. You can follow along on their adventures on Instagram. She is also the author of several books including her newest, “Confident Hope: A Daily Quiet Time Journal”. Start your own daily gratitude practice with our, “7 Days of Gratitude Challenge – A Gratitude Journal Starter Kit”.