The Right Now Challenge

Happy Friday sweet blog friends!

I hope you are having a great day so far! I’ve been thinking lately. After writing THIS post the other day and then getting a super inspiring email from Ali Edwards, I thought to myself, “Self. You need to jot down more RIGHT NOW details.” I love those “right now” details, don’t you? So to challenge myself I thought that I would keep a journal handy and during the week I would jot down some “right now” details and then EVERY Friday I am going to post them here on my blog. That’ll keep me accountable and all of these details will make it into my Project Life and that will make me happy. :) I know it’s a bit silly to challenge MYSELF, but then I thought I’d put this out there and maybe YOU might need a bit of encouragement, too! So I’m inviting YOU to participate in the challenge each week, too if you’d like! There’s no stress involved. No rules. You don’t have to commit to do it EVERY week. Just use the challenge as a jumpstart to get back to writing down those little every day tidbits that we tend to forget because life does go by so quickly. I think it’s those little tidbits about life that add up into such sweet memories, don’t ya think?

Ok, so here are the details:

  • During the week, jot down little tidbits about anything going on in your life. It could be your child’s (or children’s) favorite toy, food, song, saying, etc. It could be something funny someone said. It could be some personal goals that you set for yourself or accomplished. It could be places you went. Things you did. Just those little mundane facts about your week that make up your everyday life.
  • You can blog about them to hold yourself accountable, too! If you do, come back here to my posts and leave me a comment with a link to YOUR list! You don’t have to blog about them – so don’t feel obligated at all! Just jotting them down is enough, but if you’d like to share then please do!
  • I can even email you the above graphic if you’d like and you can link back to my blog here so that it can encourage others to jot down their life “right now!”
  • I plan on making some freebie cute little Project Life cards, too for this little challenge, so be on the lookout for those!
  • The first Right Now Challenge is going to take place next Friday, October 5th. So be sure to take some notes about your week and then check out my blog post next week!

I’m excited! I think having this little challenge for myself is really going to remind me to jot down those little details and I know I’m going to be SO glad I did! I see them scattered about on my scrapbook pages and in my Project Life album, but I want MORE! There’s no reason why I can’t take a few minutes during the day or even at the end of my day to write some things down. If I don’t, who will? I hope you’ll join me!

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I actually DID jot down a few things so even though the challenge won’t officially start until NEXT Friday, I thought I’d share what I’ve written down the past few days. :)

  • When Jack gets into trouble, he looks down and puts his hands together and plays with his thumbs.
  • Caylin is on a major beanie baby kick right now. Her most favorite thing to do – gather up all of her beanie babies and line them up.
  • Jack calls pumpkins “apples.”
  • The other day in the mall Jack started singing really loudly, “I’m Popeye the sailor man. TOOT TOOT!” He loves Popeye. :)
  • I overheard Caylin say to Jack, “Say it don’t spray it, Jack.” Guess he must have spit on her. It was funny!
  • Jack’s hair is out of control. It’s growing so fast. Looks a little Donald Trumpish.
  • Michael and I love to watch “American Hoggers,” “Shipping Wars” and “Storage Wars.”
  • Caylin loves to sleep with glow sticks.
  • I’m obsessed with my iPhone. There I said it.
  • Every morning I’m having blueberry pancakes and a banana.
  • Caylin and I played a fun new card game during her Math lesson today and she loved it! She’s catching on so fast! Proud of her!
  • When Jack teases me, he closes his eyes really tight and acts like he can’t see me and then smiles really big. He’s a little stinker.
  • Caylin loves the classic cartoons, “Looney Tunes” and “Tom and Jerry” are her favorites.

That’s my first little list of tidbits! ;) Those are some of my “Right Now” details! See! Totally simple and easy! You can do it, too! I hope this inspires you to get out a little notepad, journal or your phone and record even just a few little “right now” moments in your life. You’ll be happy you did!

Have a great Friday and weekend ahead! Hugs!

 

72 Responses to The Right Now Challenge

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love this idea! I am always witnessing cute things my boys do throughout the day hoping I can remember them. Your little ones seem absolutely adorable, by the way. :)

  2. Jen says:

    This is a great idea. I always laugh at the funny moments in our house, but then forget all about them. I started a blog just for that reason, so I can document our days.
    I’d love to have the button to link back to your page, can you email it?

    • Jen says:

      Hi Kristina,
      I posted about the Right Now Challenge on my blog. It was a lot of fun thinking about what happened this week, a lot easier then thinking back through the months or year to remember the milestones. I started a blog just for this reason. Mainly for my family to read about my girls, but also for me to have a documentation of memories to show the girls when they get older. I am looking forward to this challenge and love reading your memories!

      http://twolittlechickies.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/the-right-now-challenge/

      Thanks!

  3. Beth says:

    I really like the idea of challenging myself to do this on a weekly basis. I think that I am going to try that out. It’s amazing how quickly you forget the little details in life. By doing this the little details are remembered and everything is easily documented for project life.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Love this idea!! I definitely need to do more of this type of documenting! I will be posting my own “right now” moments, along with you in 2013 :)

  5. Kiesha says:

    Thanks to my mother in-law, she introduced me to your site and thought this would be a cool thing for me to do. My family and I are starting a new adventure soon. My husband is currently in Basic Training for the Army. So I thought of doing a blog to try and keep the family involved in our lives even if we live across country. What awesome idea is this challenge! My mom told me of a site called OhLife.com…it is a great way to also do this challenge. You get an email at the end of everyday that simply asks how your day went? Then it is locked into your little private digital diary. Thanks so much for this idea!

  6. Harmony says:

    I just discovered your blog and I LOVE this idea, thank you for sharing. I have already started my list: loving the alone time as I read my blogs and drink coffee while all my boys are asleep.

    • Kristina says:

      Hi Harmony!

      Yay! SO glad you found me! Thank you so much for the sweet words and for reading! I hope you stop back again! SO happy you are doing the challenge, too! You’ll be SO happy you are getting down those memories! :)

  7. Right Now Challenge 2014: Week 1 | Kenarry says:

    […] From One Happy Mama: “During the week, jot down little tidbits about anything going on in your life. It could be your child’s (or children’s) favorite toy, food, song, saying, etc. It could be something funny someone said. It could be some personal goals that you set for yourself or accomplished. It could be places you went. Things you did. Just those little mundane facts about your week that make up your everyday life.” […]

  8. Becc Boland says:

    Your blog inspires me constantly. ..and this challenge is just perfect! I’m looking forward to reading and sharing xx

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