Saturday, October 6, 2007

Project *x365

I come across some pretty cool posts and interesting ideas when reading other people's blogs. Today, I was over at Schmutzie's site and found a link to the *x365 project. This guy decided, when he turned 40, that he would make a list of 365 people he has encountered in his lifetime. He wanted to write about each person, in 40 words- no more, no less, each day of the year, and take "a year long journey" through his life.

I think this is such a great idea to recall those people, who may be just a fleeting memory, who have made some impact in our lives. Every person we encounter makes something of an impression on us but certain people do so in a way that causes us to remember them for one reason or another. I have decided to participate in the project and am in the process of compiling my list of people, which is not as easy a task as it would sound, according to the *x365 mastermind. I created a page so that I can keep track of my own project's progress.

If you are interested in finding out how this project was started and how you can participate, please visit the *x365 website.


Anthony said...

That's pretty cool. I think 365 probably IS harder than it sounds. I might try to put the list together first, though. Holding myself to 40 words would be hard, too. That was 31 right there.


Sandi said...

Interesting idea. I need to check that out.

His Girl Friday said...

wow, very interesting! I'll start the list...and see about writing. On a cool note...I did something of the sorts a few weeks ago. I've always wondered about what happened to a person that was sort of a surrogate aunt to me, so to speak. Very good memories of her, and her influence in my life. Well, not knowing where she was living, I was able to google some info with what I knew of her (scary actually, what you can find on the net)...I came up with her phone# and gave her a call. We had a nice chat, and I was able to tell her 'thank you' in so many words.

Mandy Lou said...

Sounds v. cool - but I'd be worried that I couldn't come up with 365 people (that would be so embarrassing!). Might need to draft a list first like Anthony.