a week without — NEW THEME!

19 April 2010 at 12:46 pm 4 comments

Recently (I use the term loosely, because I believe this happened over a month ago) I had a wonderful lunch with a fellow blogging friend of mine, Jaunty Dame. I mentioned that I was having difficulty getting back to writing on this blog regularly, because I needed a THEME of some kind.

I needed something to unify the thoughts and feelings that I put on here, because random rants do not great blogs make, and by nature, I am a person addicted to theme — it is often the first thing I decide when planning an activity, dance or talk, AND it is the thing I can always go back to when my thoughts, ideas and feelings stray too far from the original point!

Initially, she wasn’t able to offer any flashes of brilliance (which I did expect from her, because she IS Ms. Jaunty, after all), but later I asked how her vegan diet was going — did she miss any foods that she had previously loved? As we spoke on this topic I remarked, “Well, I know that I could never go for the rest of my life without cheese. I love cheese. It’s a regular part of my life that I could NEVER give up!”

She laughed and said that perhaps THAT would work as a theme for my blog — each week I could go without something and see how I felt – What were the results? After all, anyone can survive a week without something, right?

SO- HERE I AM! I will be starting each week with a blog about what I will be giving up, as well as a detailed report on how it felt to go “without” for an entire week.

And in honor of my dear friend, Ms. Jaunty, the first week I WILL GO WITHOUT CHEESE! Ah, the horror!

So, wish me luck and don’t ask me to smile for any photographs!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rebekah  |  19 April 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I LOVE this idea, I’d love it even if it weren’t my own. It’ll be fun to see where these experiments take you.

    A week without music?
    A week without a cell phone?
    A week without books?


  • 2. Redd  |  20 April 2010 at 7:24 am

    Awesome idea! It’s so simple and yet so bold!
    I’ll have to check back.

  • 3. Marja  |  21 April 2010 at 12:19 pm

    No sweat. A week without something is a piece of cake. I have been without sugar, potatoes, bread, pasta etc. now for 3 months. You will survive a week without cheese. Good luck. Can’t wait to see what you are going to be without next week.

  • 4. alexanderism  |  23 April 2010 at 7:55 am

    Hahaha, seems we both had the same plan! I am basically doing the same thing and have started Monday. This week is without meat for me!

    Good luck!

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