March Magicalness!

Group Immaculata 3: March Magicalness
(March 1st – March 31st, 2011)

March Magicalness is a challenge to complete a project or goal you have by the end of the month.  It can be something you’ve been wanting to do for a while, or something you’ve never done before.  It can be a creative project (write a screenplay, design a website, write a bunch of new jokes, compose 4 songs, build a table, paint a portrait, etc.), it can be a health goal (lose 5 pounds, go vegan, cut out sugar, workout daily), it can just be something you’ve been putting off (clean out the damn shed, clean out the damn closet, clean out the damn garage), or it can be a social goal (do 10 things you’ve never done before, volunteer at a local charity, see a fucking symphony, etc).  You are welcome to choose anything you’d like, I’d only recommend that it be realistic, yet challenging enough that you’ll feel a genuine sense of accomplishment when the month is over.

How does it work?
Participation can largely be done on your own terms, however, to get the most out of it (and have the most fun with it), I suggest signing up at the bottom of this page, and  joining The Immaculata Facebook Group.  Setting goals is easy; following through is the hard part.  Communicating via the group page through the ups and downs will be very helpful in attaining your goals.  Additionally, I will be tracking the progress of the group and it will be inspiring to see how much we can achieve not only individually, but collectively.  To that end, the only other thing asked of you during the month will be to send in a weekly progress update when possible.

A Handy Breakdown
1. Decide what goal/project you want to finish in March.
2. As soon as possible, map out a step-by-step plan, budget time for each step, and put it all on a calendar.  Do it!  NOW!
3. Sign-up and send in your project in the form at the bottom of this page.
4. Join the Immaculatize Facebook Group.
5. Get crackin’!

What if I have a longer-term goal that can’t be finished in a month?
All good!  Simply commit to a benchmark you’d like to hit by the end of the 30 days.  For example, if you are working on a novel, just decide on how many pages you want to finish.   If you are building a pyramid, decide how many blocks you want to place.

Can I pick more than one goal?
You bet!  Just keep it realistic.  Better to set one goal and finish it then set 5 goals and finish none.

Do I have to send in my goals each week in order to participate?
Nope!  Participate in any way you like.  Just note that the point of submitting your goal and weekly progress is a means of inspiring others.  Even if you don’t have a particularly productive week, seeing how others are progressing (or not) will help motivate you and remind you that you aren’t alone when things hold you back.

Will I get a shit-ton of 10,000 word emails from you that I won’t have the time to read?
Nope!  With all my personal goals this month, I won’t have time to do that.  So maybe like one a week.

Anything else?


So, what do you think ?