Day 27: Talking Blogs

For Day 27 of #100DaysNoTV I did something I never believed I would (or could) do: I gave a talk about my blog to a group of people I’d never met before. To say I was out of my comfort zone is a massive understatement! But, I survived and, for many reasons, I’m so glad I went through with it.

I was invited to give a talk at a Mummas & More event, and Emily – the brains behind it all –was so lovely that I felt I couldn’t say no. When I told Rob about it, the fear set in: I would be speaking aloud, publicly, about myself. That’s something I tend to steer well clear of!
In a heartbeat Rob said, “Do it. It’ll be good for you.” It was the little nudge that I needed.

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#100DaysNoTV: An intro

Hello! You’re reading my first blog post and that makes me very happy on so many levels. #100DaysNoTV has been a little seed in my mind for a while now. But, you know how it is. Life has ways of halting progress and, I have to admit, ‘procrastinate’ should have been my middle name… Although – hopefully – not any longer! 

So, what is #100DaysNoTV?

After realising that we were spending quite a bit of time in front of the television in the evenings, my husband and I resolved to find better ways to use our time. We cancelled our TV subscription and started to write a list of things that we’d like to try for the first time, as well as things we enjoy and would like to do more regularly.

Rob and I quickly developed the #100DaysNoTV concept. Put very simply, the idea behind this blog is to come up with 100 varied activities and every week (when possible!) select a new one to do, then blog about the experience. (Edit: in retrospect, ‘every week’ was a little ambitious 😉 )

What is on the list?

Happily, we ended up with a blend of creative, hands-on activities; relaxing, fun ways to unwind; and a number of more involved mini-projects.

Most will be a single day or evening activity, but some will take days or even weeks to complete. Rob and I will do many of them together and on occasion we will involve our two children. I will introduce you to some of my friends along the way too, when we do the activities that they have inspired me to try.

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