The 14 day challenge

Perhaps it’s the (recent…sort of) New Year: I’ve seen a whole lot of “Just do this ONE SUPER SIMPLE THING for 7 DAYS and your life will be RADICALLY DIFFERENT!” posts online.

So this is my response.

I am going to post something  — ANYTHING — for 14 days in a row.

Because DOING THIS ONE STUPID POST FOR JUST 14 DAYS WILL CHANGE MY LIFE FOREVER! or something.

And because I’ve been in this extended form of “couples hibernation” for the past 10 months.

Oh, what’s that? A cool term called “couples hibernation?” (Shoutout to Scottie “Scottie Schofar” B. for the culturally relevant phrase.) Couples hibernation is a very, very real phenomenon when you are in a new relationship and your typical priorities are fully ignored. I am fully confident that every single person reading this knows what I’m talking about.

Couples hibernation hit me hardest for the first few months until I realized I was going crazy not doing the things that brought me the most energy: running, eating something that’s not just pasta, and seeing my friends.

But only recently did I realize that couples hibernation had prevented me from channeling an important creative outlet: writing largely unread thoughts on a blog that I created for a totally different end goal but that I maintained to be a place where I expressed my neuroses and tried to be vulnerable.

I also recently picked up my cat’s instagram account (yeah I’ve got a lot of really great social things going on I swear): instagram.com/dapperfitz.

So for the next 14 days — largely in part to the overly generous encouragement of what I can most easily describe as “non-legal in-laws” — I will be posting ANYTHING on this damn blog. And I hope you like it.

Love,
Amanda “I LOVE BREAD. I LOVE BREAD.” Winfrey

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