Since I seem to be writing in circles around myself about how I am afraid of writing, I have decided to try something a bit more structured than the Pagan Blog Project (which I plan on continuing to the best of my ability).
Yesterday an acquaintance of mine, Meirya from Beyond Awakening, posted their version of the 30 Day Non-Human challenge, which I find much more palatable than the pre-existing one. (I really do not think your favorite kinds of cake and pie belong on a meme meant to provide focus on self exploration targeted at one’s core identity). It has been called the 30 Days of Otherkin challenge.
Now, I have already said that I am not a big fan of calling myself otherkin. The tl;dr version for that is because I find the term limiting; am not a fan of or active in the community as a whole; and feel it devalues a longstanding tradition of divinity-made-flesh by dressing it up in unnecessary, foreign ways (this really only applies to a small subset of the otherkin community).
But it is useful in finding others out there like myself in the vastness of the world wide web, and am rather fond of Meirya in general, as well as the way this meme has been handled.
So I am going to take the 30 Days of Otherkin Challenge, along with the 30 Days of Paganism Challenge. (I cannot find the original source for the latter, so am linking one version of it; if anyone knows the original so I can give proper credit where it is due, I would appreciate it!). I do not expect to actually write one post for each challenge per day, but would like to tackle at least one per challenge, per week, at minimum. I will be fixing my blog header up soon for links much like I have the PBP set up.
Is anyone else going to take either of these challenges? Have you already made posts, or even completed them? I would love to hear from you! Feel free to leave your links in the comment section for me to check out.