Yesterday, we kicked off our first-ever 30-day challenge: For the month of October, five Daily Muse writers are taking on one big goal—from talking to strangers to brown-bagging lunch—and writing in with updates every week.
But they're not the only ones who can get involved: We're inviting all of our writers, readers, and staffers to take on their own challenge and tweet their way through their month. Meet some of them here, then check out their progress over the next few weeks on Twitter via hashtag #DailyMuse30Days.
Want to do your own challenge? It's easy! Pick a challenge, tell us about it on Twitter using hashtag #DailyMuse30Days, and tweet in every day (or, well, every few days) with an update.
The Challenge: Go Vegan
I don't think I could exist without cheese, bacon, and butter—but I'm going to try! I am a total foodie, but after watching Food Inc. and Forks Over Knives, I was so disturbed that I've decided to try eating vegan (for 30 days, anyway). I can do anything for 30 days—right?
The Challenge: Take Up Yoga
I have a milestone birthday lurking on the horizon: birthday number 3-0! To date, I have dabbled in yoga, writing, eating vegan, and other health and self-improvement ventures, but without any real goals or focus. As I head toward 30, I am challenging myself to 30 days of dedicated attention to these behaviors, testing the theory that intensely focusing on one thing produces the best results. This month: yoga.
As a pregnant runner, I'm tackling 30 days of yoga. Anticipated hurtles: hilarious inflexibility, inability to balance on one leg, fierce desire to sleep in, and a general mindset of a Southerner that yoga is unusual and strange.
The Challenge: Discover My New City
I just moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, by the way of a new social marketing job, but I've yet to venture beyond the grocery store and gym. This month, though, I'm making time to discover the lively streets and hidden gems of the city I now call home—with a little help from a few Ann Arborites.
The Challenge: Write Down What I'm Grateful For
Life goes so quickly that I lose track of the best moments. To be more mindful, I'll be recording three things I'm grateful for daily and sharing via Tumblr and Twitter.
The Challenge: Eat Veggies Every Day
I love cooking, but when work is busy, I could stand to cook more and lead a healthier life. My challenge is to eat a serious serving of vegetables a day—some days I'll cook, some days I'll have leftovers, and some days I may even get veggies delivered (thank you, Westville Chelsea).
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