The 20% Project was pioneered by the Google corporation (they called it "20 Percent Time"), allowing its employees to spend 20% of their time at work (one day a week) on something they are passionate about. The philosophy behind this initiative was that the best ideas come from individual curiosity, and the opportunity to pursue one's own interests.
The details for my own 20% Project are still in the works, but here are three potential ideas that I've come up with. Please let me know what you think!
#1: Creative Writing
I bought this book back in December and haven't touched it since...
Writing has always been something very important to me, but I haven't really given myself the time to pursue it in the past several years.
I was thinking that this book would be a good way to spark my creativity as it is full of interesting prompts for short stories and creative pieces. I'd give myself a weekly quota, and post pictures of what I've written on this blog!
#2: Travel Blogging
I've had the opportunity to visit some pretty amazing places over the past few years, and I was always interested in documenting my experiences.
While I was in Korea I actually started writing a blog, but it fizzled out by the end of my first year there. I'd like to re-create that blog and share all the pictures and experiences I had while living abroad. Traveling and learning about new cultures is a passion of mine, and it would be fun to share what I've learned with others.
It is also something I can continue to update with my future travels - of which I hope there will be many!
#3 Volunteer Work
Volunteering is a great way to get involved and make an impact in your own community. I have been wanting to volunteer in San Diego county for a while now but, like my writing, I have not made the adequate time to research the opportunities that are available. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and see the place you live in a new light. I could set a number of volunteering events I want to attend and document my volunteering experience in a blog as well.
Thanks for reading! Your feedback/suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)