The internet can be a place where we get sucked into the worm hole of procrastination and distraction, a time numbing warp of nothing much. It gets me more often than I’d like to admit.
The internet can also be an inspiring place. Every year there is a non specific group of humans who commit to engaging in a challenge known as the #100dayschallenge. The premise being that to become proficient at a task or activity we must do it repeatedly. Some paint, some draw others craft or play an instrument. Some event commit to reading books more.
I’ve looked on often wishing I could at least have a go. And finally this year I think I might have found a way to do the challenge I’m a manor that suits me; 100 days of sharing how I’m trying to grow. I’m going to Grow my business ideas. Grow my sewing skills, grow my artwork sets, grow my confidence in larger art, grow my savings for business set up costs. Just grow. And hopefully I’ll share it all with you my audience either here or over on bootsnhaton.com according to where the growth fits.
Today, I showed up and put the ground work in for this challenge over on paperthumbtack.com. The text above comes from my art blog. I sat in the storeroom at work where I was on break and hiding from the world, and I put into words the idea that had been mulling for days.
Once I got home from my 5am-1pm shift, WA experienced yet another emergency: a fire half way between us and Perth that escalated very quickly. I was exhausted already from very little sleep wrapping my mind around this new round of Perth’s lockdown, and from dealing with people at work all day too, and glued to the radio and internet watching a horrible fire unfold. No time to engage with the challenge.
However, I did ask the station cooks Facebook group for ideas for creative toasties. I had sold a bacon chicken cheese pineapple and bbq sauce toastie at work. So I was feeling bold. Here are the suggestions that piqued my interest:
- Vegemite onion and cheese
- Jam cheese and ham/bacon
- Banana cheese and bacon
- Corn cheese and chicken
- Mushrooms and cheese
- Use aioli instead of Mayo
- Corn chips salsa cheese and mince
- 2 minute noodles and cheese
- Try using sundried tomato
- Tuna Mayo and cheese
- Grated apple almonds and chocolate
- Salami and cheese
- Roasties: leftover roast meat veg and cheese esp with pumpkin.
I also made vegetarian patties for dinner. Lentils, carrot, zucchini, potatoes egg, breadcrumbs, seasoning and deep fried then baked.