If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll have noticed that my feed is a bit different lately. That’s because I’m participating in The 100 Day Project!
Never heard of it? Well neither had I, that is, until my creative bestie, Leah, posted up her plan to participate with 100 days of Colour Palettes! Pretty cool, eh?
The project was created by artist Elle Luna. It’s a free global art project in which anyone can participate. Personally, I was feeling the need to do more creative writing so I decided to jump in head first with 100 days of poems. Yikes.
So, if you’re a fan of this type of community art creating, I encourage you to follow along. My personal hashtag is #100Halitraxpoems and I’m really enjoying the challenge so far. (And what a challenge it is!)
The best part is just taking a minute to write. I’ve set very few rules for myself in this challenge. Do the poems have to be good? No way! They just have to be poems. I’m hoping my writing will improve along the way. I mean, after 100 days of practice it better!
Wish me luck to make it until July 12!
What kinds of creative endeavours are you pursuing lately?
April is about letting the creativity flow. I’m starting the 100 Day Project on April 4th and will be attempting to indulge in a creative interest of mine for 100 days straight. (I’ll be blogging more about that later. In the meantime, you can follow along on instagram @Halitrax & #the100dayproject).
Here’s to imagination, creative immersion, and new projects!
Well, access to clean water is something that many of us take for granted. Unfortunately, for so many others that simply isn’t the reality. You may be surprised to know that even in Canada, a country filled with lakes and fresh waterways, there are still communities who live with long-term boil advisories for drinking or bathing or brushing their teeth.
So, what can we do?
Well, like with any issue of this size and scope, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the daunting task of solving the problem alone. Fortunately, we can share the burden together.
Keep a pitcher of cold water in the fridge and ice cubes in the freezer. It will save you from running the tap to get it to the right temperature.
Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when full.
Share! Rather than dumping that extra gulp left in the pitcher, pour it into a pet’s dish or onto a houseplant.
Bonus: Never, ever, EVER buy bottled water. If you live in a community where clean drinking water is available, then you really shouldn’t be supporting water privatization by purchasing water from a company. It’s unsustainable, expensive, wasteful, and, in extreme cases, entirely stolen away from non-western communities.
Thirsty for more?
One of the best ways to embrace and enforce change is to stay informed. Here’s some reading to get you started.