While I was in hospital I read about a woman who did 100 challenges in 100 days prior to turning 40. Inspirational - but that sounded like hard work for someone with my condition and energy levels. But I think I could handle 30 challenges...by the time I turn 30. Why not?
Then I got home and found that my equipment for recording music had given up the ghost. So my first challenge immediately became to build a new recording studio, so that I could start work on my next album. I set a campaign on Fundrazr to fund it, and so far my friends and family have helped me to raise 16% of the funding needed. Here's the campaign.
First challenge underway.
My second challenge is to do an album launch to release the album I've recently finished, "The Island". I hope to launch it in late August and am in talks with possible venues.
Second challenge underway.
My third challenge was to attend a protest, which is something I've never done in all my 29 years. Today was the day. There was a good cause, which was close to my heart, and the protest was only a short hop away in Sheffield. I went to the Magistrate's Court to support two people that had been charged for resisting arrest because they didn't want to give the police their names during a peaceful protest. The police used excessive force on them and several other disabled and elderly protesters, and I think it should be those police officers in the dock, not the two peaceful protesters that were manhandled. Read more about the cause in the Guardian here.
|Me with my trusty busking whiteboard.|
|That's me in the background on the far right, holding the whiteboard up high.|
I enjoyed standing up for a real cause like this, and think I will get involved in protests more often,
so long as I believe the cause is just.
Third challenge completed.
Wonder what the fourth challenge will be? Answers on a postcard please.