The Challenge: 365 Days of Discovery – Who am I?

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How often do we take the time to truly understand who we are and what we want from life? Some of us more than others, but in general, we exert very little energy and patience devoted to truly touching the surface of each component of our existence.

And so… perhaps because I have a birthday this week… or maybe it’s finding a plethora of free time on my hands… or by chance it’s that my mind is more relaxed and open these days… I am putting forth a challenge to myself:

365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life. I will post a characteristic about myself and reflect on it in a blog post for the next 365 days: a full year of discovery into directing the course of my future.

I suppose some could find this indulgent. Believe I am just talking about myself for the sake of hearing myself talk. But it’s not about hearing; it’s about listening. I intend to cover the good and the bad. The areas I excel and the areas I need help.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor.

When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life.

All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man.

Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

And fair for all to comment. Let’s click to the first post.

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27 thoughts on “The Challenge: 365 Days of Discovery – Who am I?

    Rae Longest said:
    March 14, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    I am looking forward to these.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 14, 2017 at 8:31 AM

      Thank you! I have the first few in mind… but I want each one to spark from pure creativity and in-the-moment discovery.

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    Chauncey Rogers said:
    June 2, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Really neat idea, James. Came to your website through Carissa (https://carissareadsitall.wordpress.com/) who you nominated for the Lovely Blog Award. She said that your site was a good example of someone who posts content regularly. She wasn’t kidding! Just your 365 Challenge make for a lot of neat content. Great idea for fresh content!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 2, 2017 at 3:12 PM

      Thank you very much. I appreciate the feedback. The 365 Challenge has been really fun… hope I can come up with enough for 365 days… and I think it’s 366 now that there’s a Leap Year in the middle of it, I believe! LOL

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    caterpillars2butterfliesblog said:
    June 15, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    I am looking forward to delving into each post….and walk the journey unfold for you. This could honestly be a worthwhile project for many of us…. self discovery is a much needed thing I believe!!! Good luck on your adventure…

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 15, 2017 at 9:36 AM

      Hi. Thank you very much. I am almost 100 days into it, and some days it feels really useful and collaborative. Other days, it’s a tad humorous and just a quick couple of thoughts. But it’s been such a great experience and opened a lot of paths for me. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to chatting more.

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        caterpillars2butterfliesblog said:
        June 15, 2017 at 9:53 AM

        I’m hoping that your journey will inspire me to much the same thing… I know it will be a very enlightening experience for me. There is such validity to putting the words and thoughts down on paper, or in this case into the blog, that it opens our eyes to so much more than simply the thoughts in our minds. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. And I look forward to chatting more in the future.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM

        Happy to be a part and/or help. Good Luck! I totally agree.

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