Just like the creations I build out of LEGO bricks or the stories I create on the page, I am constantly working on building a life and figuring out how to adult. I'm Just 1 Person Blog: http://imjust1person.com
My Journey with 101 Things in 1001 Days
I’m just 1 person who likes to do things. Back in 2007, I became aware of something called the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge when an online friend of mine drew up a list and took it on. The basic idea was to come up with 101 things you wanted to do and try to do them in just 1001 days. That might seem overwhelming, but it averages out to about 3 things a month, which is less than 1 a week. There are many “one thing a week” challenges or even “one thing a day” challenges out there, and those are fantastic, but not sustainable for me in the long term. And, unlike new year’s resolutions, there was more of an emphasis on specific things to do and more time to do some of the larger things. Doing 101 things in 1001 days, I soon found, was not only the right pace for me but also highly beneficial.
7 Safety Essentials You Should Own
I’m just 1 person with a lot of tools to help me be safer. I’m not going to venture into controversial topics such as owning a handgun, because that is a personal decision based on your training, comfort, and experience. But I am going to make some suggestions about basic safety essentials I’d recommend you own, especially if you live alone like I do.
5 Ways to Have a Safe Workout
I’m just 1 person who works out a lot. It’s so important to make sure to consider safety when you do anything physical. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in the past, like blowing out both knees at a trampoline park and having to do physical therapy for months. Here’s a helpful article from Men’s Journal about 15 Ways You Can Guarantee Yourself an Injury when working out. Don’t be one of those people. Work out smartly and safely. Below are some of my recommendations for being safe while getting fit. I admit to having violated at least two of these, so even those of us who work out regularly can always use a reminder.
A Weekend in Ireland (Travel from Home #9)
As St. Patrick’s Day is this month, and because I’m part Irish, I decided March would be the perfect time to fake travel to the emerald isle. I had so many choices before me when I began planning my travel from home trip to Ireland that I ended up making a whole weekend out of the adventure. That meant multiple meals, desserts, movies, and books! It was time-consuming, especially as I’m not a cook, but I have no regrets.
Having an “If Found” Note
I’m just 1 person who wants to make things easy for emergency responders. Because I live alone, if I’m in a situation where I’m found incapacitated, unconscious, or dead, there is no present to speak for me (and I cannot count on my cats to do so).
Emergency Prep Kit: Organizing
I’m just 1 person who wants to make sure I’m prepared for emergencies. In a previous story, I discussed the contents of an emergency prep kit. Here are some tips and strategies for keeping all of those items organized and refreshed.
Emergency Prep Kit: Contents
I’m just 1 person who likes to be prepared for emergencies. My parents started me out years ago when I moved into my new home by gifting me a big, blue, plastic bin with some great supplies to have on hand in case of an emergency. When the pandemic hit, I realized how much more I actually needed in my emergency prep kit and ended up filling two additional bins with various supplies until I finally felt I was prepared.
“Stay Safe” During the Pandemic
I’m just 1 person who wants everyone to stay safe. In fact, those are usually the last words I say as I sign off of a Zoom call. What I really mean is “now that I’ve spent time with you online, I want to be able to see you again in the future!” Everybody has a different opinion of what staying safe means to them in this time. Additionally, different regions, states, and countries have certain mandates that must be followed. I can’t keep everyone well physically and mentally, but I can hope that they’ll do their part to keep themselves and those around them safe.