By Pam Asberry
I never had a sister but I am blessed to have the best sister-in-law ever. We both love my brother and we both love making jewelry. Our schedules don’t make it easy for us to get together, but since I don’t teach on Friday afternoons she sometimes comes over to my house after she gets off work and we spend a few hours together beading–or at least talking about beading. It was on one such Friday that, frustrated by our lack of accomplishment on the MANY projects we have piled up waiting for us, we came up with the “Thing A Day Challenge.” The goal was simple: each of us would create one piece of jewelry every day for the next thirty days and post a picture on Facebook.
Well, today is Day 26 of the challenge and we are still going strong. I am just competitive enough to put together at least a simple pair of earrings if the busy-ness of a day prevents me from coming up with something more elaborate. I have used up supplies I have had sitting around so long I can’t remember why I bought them, tried new projects that have been on the back burner for ages, added several new items to my Etsy store, and gotten great support and encouragement from people on Facebook, SeDonna’s friends as well as my own.
After the thirty days is over, I intend to continue my “daily practice” of beading. And I am thinking about what other areas of my life might be transformed by a thirty-day challenge. What about you? Grab a partner and go for it!