Dare: verb - to be sufficiently courageous to; to have the courage to contend against, venture or try
On August 15th 2012 I officially started the "601 City Challenge"!
Hi my is Vicki and I live in Georgia. I'm a wife & mother and I am daring myself to visit each & every city in the state of Georgia and there's 601 of them. Out of the 601 cities in Georgia I have probably only been to about 30 and I've traveled through another 100 or so to get to any given destination. In the 24 years that I've lived in this state I've just recently seen a little over 10% of the entire State.
In that realization, I created the"601 City Challenge". It's a dare to travel to all of the cities in Georgia keeping 5 key points in mind:
1. I love being a tourist
2. Find options for my tween daughter
3. Have unique, new experiences
4. I can be as creative as I want
5. I Need to keep it affordable
The state of Georgia has boundless options (at least 601) that will get my family (and yours) out of house for the next 138 months or 11.5 years. I will also write about it online (blog). All of this will require me to be focused & determined, well actually that requires a whole set of dares on its on. But any who,
In order for the "601 City Challenge & Blog" to work I am daring to consciously:
*CHOOSE a location & HAVE a flexible schedule
*WRITE consistently, everyday. WRITE some type of content
*RESEARCH where I visit
*ENGAGE with the community
*THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX when it comes to being affordable and location
*REMEMBER how important this is to me even when negativity from other people rain on my parade
TAKE & POST pictures of the experiences
*SEE the heart of each city, not just the fancy frills but the pieces that make it who it is
This post was prompted by "A Year of Blogging & Journaling Ideas" by Cynthia Louden.This is a free ebook that has 365 writing prompts, enough for an entire year. You can choose in any order and start & stop when you want. A couple of times a week I will choose idea prompts that will allow me to be reflective the "601 City Challenge". So with that being said the very first prompt in the series is: "Daring Myself......", I thought this was apropos for this particular day. So I started writing and a couple of hours later I have Georgia on a Dare.
Next city: Suwanee, GA (Gwinnett County)