Welcome to NaCreSoMo (Also, March. And Australiaaaaa.)

Kangaroos. They LOUNGE, I tell you. Photo credit: Martin Laskowski

Kangaroos. They LOUNGE, I tell you. Photo credit: Martin Laskowski

It is March now. To your right you will find a picture of some kangaroos.

Much as I'm tempted to leave it at that, the point of NaCreSoMo goes beyond two-sentence blog posts. Far, far beyond.

For those unaware, NaCreSoMo ("National Create Something Month") is a month of creative challenges somewhat akin to NaNoWriMo. The point is to create something every day during the month of March. What? Well, it's entirely up to you. Part of the fun is in seeing what other people are passionate about and come up with over the course of thirty-one days.

I have a horrible track record with NaCreSoMo, although my fervent hope is that not being in graduate school (I graduated! Hooray!) will aid somewhat in my ability to find the time and energy to complete the challenge. So, here we go. There are a lot of specific creative challenges I could pull out of my top hat (those who know me in person will nod their heads knowingly when I say I need to be writing more, better, faster, etc.). Trust me, I'm working on them. And updates on various writing projects may make their appearances on the blog in due time. BUT - the only thing I'm challenging myself to do for NaCreSoMo 2015 is blogging every day.

The reasons for this are manifold, and are best summarized as the following:

  1. I'm in Australia and there are actually people who would be interested in knowing what's up. (Shocking, I know!)
  2. I get to write about whatever I feel like writing about. Frequent topics include: writing, reading, strange Australianisms, food, music, life, the universe, 42, etc.
  3. It's something I've been relatively lax about since arriving in Australia over a month ago, and NaCreSoMo is all about emphasizing the things you should do more of, right...?

More to come, if you close your eyes and wish really hard.

This is not a real kangaroo. In case you were wondering. (The strange humanoids are not kangaroos either.) Photo credit: Martin Laskowski

This is not a real kangaroo. In case you were wondering. (The strange humanoids are not kangaroos either.) Photo credit: Martin Laskowski

And now, just because I know all you're here for are the pictures, here is another kangaroo. (Both photos from our sojourn to the Healesville Sanctuary, which is exceptionally excellent and completely worth your while. I would go again. Honestly.)