30 day challenge

30 Days of Drawing Evie

Random Observation/Comment #613: Take advantage of your technology as a tool instead of being a tool to your technology. (Seems like a 90s catchphrase). Why this 30 Day Challenge? I’ve recently found myself playing too many mobile games or getting sucked into always being connected to work via slack and emails. To do a level of disconnecting and taking advantage...

30 Day Drawing Journal Challenge

Random Observation/Comment #562: I almost forgot the joy of just sitting down with a pen and drawing what’s on my mind – I highly recommend this challenge. Why this Challenge? I can draw one good line at a time, gauge perspectives, scale sizes well, and be patient with results. However, one of my all time goals is to be able...

[Lessons Learned] 30 lists of 30 challenge

Random Observation/Comment #282: you know what’s better than starting a project? Finishing one. 30 lists in 30 days. It was easier to write the lists up than expected, but certainly a challenge to schedule time to write them out in one sitting. Definitely do this if you feel stuck and need to evaluate a stance on a position because lists...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Funniest moments

Random Observation/Comment #281:  Remember that time when that guy fell and he was okay … well I guess you had to be there. Why This List? These are funniest moments in my life that you probably won’t get because it won’t make any sense to you unless you were there with me when it happened. Interesting side note: Things are much...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Start-up Ideas

Random Observation/Comment #280: Every few months, I see a start-up company release an idea that I immediately say “I thought of that 2 years ago!”  I wish they’d give me money for that. Why This List? Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur and start a company. It’d be awesome – we’d be our own bosses and work on a product...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Apps

Random Observation/Comment #279: “There’s an App for that” is a pretty great way to start a conversation. Why This List? Nowadays we depend on our smart phones to keep us connected and highly functioning addicts to information.  We feed on those small doses of packaged care in aggregated “likes”, <heart>, retweets, and “+1″s.  Needless to say, I have my own...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Games

Random Observation/Comment #278: Entertainment is such a brilliant concept. At the end of the day, we’re all just bored. Why This List? Puzzles, card games, board games, first person shooters, MMORPGs, or mobile games – there’s a long epic list.  They keep us entertained, but also hold a special place in our heart. I guess I should go back and revisit...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Words/Terms/Phrases

Random Observation/Comment #277: Words are powerful. They move hearts and dreams. Why This List? There are just some words that are just so awesome that they exist to represent a certain feeling. Just to not have a full list of random words, I’ll include some phrases that may not be full quotes. Love. I wish I had the words to...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Most Attractive Traits

Random Observation/Comment #276: Sometimes you just need to play with the cards you’re dealt, but for all other things you can change with your attitude towards life and frequency of smiles – do that first. Why This List? Hot people have it easy, right? Well… yes. I think they do have a clear advantage, but unfortunately they’re also somehow stereotyped with...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Interesting Facts

Random Observation/Comment #274: It’s easier to remember things if you think they’re interesting. Now you just need to find out what interests you. Why This List? I read a lot of random things and it usually leads to discovering really crazy and interesting facts. I don’t think I’ve written them all down except randomly in my journal entries, but I’ll...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Wouldn’t it be cool if…

Random Observation/Comment #273: Give yourself 5 minutes a day to meditate (not think about anything) and day dream (think about all the things possible).  It’ll help you relax and put things into context. Why This List? I live in a reality that’s limited and constrained by laws, but my imagination knows no such limits. It can keep following thoughts and...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Songs

Random Observation/Comment #272: Music, more than anything else, makes me nostalgic. I miss those days on the bus listening to my CD Mix and having it skip everytime we went over bumps. Why This List? Music has always played (ha) a big role in my life. I listen to music to set the mood and sometimes just to make me feel like...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Things to Teach my Future Kid

Random Observation/Comment #471: What’s even more scary than parenting is the fact that most parents have no idea what they’re doing. Why This List? My parents taught me quite a few things that I hope to teach my future kid. Hopefully they will just learn them without resisting and one day hating me because “I don’t understand them” or “I’m...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Gadgets

Random Observation/Comment #270: I would have never guessed 10 years ago that I’d have a phone and that phone’s least used function would be making calls. Why This List? I surround myself with fun and useful technologies because they not only help with my productivity or data collection, but also make me look cool. Just kidding… I’m pretty sure they make...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Blogposts

Random Observation/Comment #470: I don’t think I have  goal for the number of blog posts I want to write in my life. I’m just always happily surprised that the number keeps increasing. Why This List? My blog is a mess and I know it – I just have too much content.  in the thick of it, however, I probably can...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Quotes

Random Observation/Comment #469: It would be nice to be remembered by a quote if it’s deep and inspiring, but what if I just said “I really love mashed potatoes” all the time? Why This List? Sometimes an inspiring quote is all you need to pick you up and make you work harder towards your goal. Those seemingly normal words put...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Personal Lifehacks

Random Observation/Comment #468: #lifehacking is not just a way to be productive, but a way to be creative with implementing what we already have. Why This List? I have tricks up my sleeves that I use almost every day to save time or save energy. Maybe you can use some of them to help you through your life. Wish your...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Pieces of Early Career Advice

Random Observation/Comment #467: Blogposts taught me more about lifehacking, confidence, and interviewing more than any professor. Why This List? Those graduating from college often bump into a wall that I like to call “Now What?”  You did what they were told, but now that you’re in the real world, you get to tell yourself what to do and choose whether or not you can have breakfast...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Questions for Future Clemens

Random Observation/Comment #466: I hope the future me will thank present me for doing this challenge. Why This List? I live close to a quarter of my life in the future: planning, dreaming, extrapolating, designing, guessing, strategizing, etc. (I spend the other quarter in the past and the half in the present, but I’ll tackle that later).  It only makes sense...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Foods

Random Observation/Comment #465: Chinese parents deemed “good children” by how much food they ate. I was exceptional when it came to eating. Why This List? This was almost as expected of a list as traveling for me. Since I already did 30 different foods I cooked in my 30 day cooking challenge, I figured that this would be a mix of...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Routines

Random Observation/Comment #464: We’re creatures of ritual and routine. Why This List? I think there’s a healthy level of discipline and comfort for something to become a routine activity. By a routine, I mean something that you can easily group together as an understood set of tasks to complete on a semi-regular basis. For example, if I told you I was...

[30 Day Challenges] 30 Essential Items

Random Observation/Comment #463: Don’t let your technology control you. We should be the master. Why This List? I’m not sure if i should make this list ironic and symbolic of how nothing as a possession is really “essential”. We can all live without our smart phones, the internet, and social media accounts, right?  Maybe these are the things we think are...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Accomplishments

Random Observation/Comment #462: Be proud when you complete any project that takes more than 6 months of planning. That’s a substantial amount of time! It’s basically 2 semesters worth of normal college classes where you learn a quarter of all the education you’ll need to start working full time. Why This List? I think we often take for granted our...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Side Projects That Never Got Published

Random Observation/Comment #461: Starting projects are easier than finishing them. I think we all just need to focus. Why This List? If you know me, then you know I have a lot of overlapping side interests. When these interests expand to a cool DIY project or even an in-depth start-up, I wind up writing lists and gaining a huge amount...