I try to space out my 30 x 30 challenges. The last one was only two months ago, but I find myself in dire need! Is there anyone out there who would like to join me?
June was a genealogy-rich month for me. I spent most of the month planning my research trip to Kentucky and then going on it. Upon my return in late June, I tried to process everything I’d learned on the trip, but real life kept getting in the way. I got some of it done, but not all of it. Then, on July 18, I drove to Indianapolis with my OYFH friend, Vickie, for the Midwestern Roots Family History and Genealogy Conference. It was great! (I encourage you to make plans to attend the next one, which will be held July 30-31, 2020.)
When Midwestern Roots was over, I took an obscenely early flight from Indianapolis to Seattle, where I started a five-day vacation. I met my husband there, along with four friends from St. Louis, and we drove four hours to Walla Walla, Washington, where I grew up. Walla Walla is now a wine destination, so we had a lovely time drinking wine and enjoying the quaint town. I returned obscenely late on Friday night and ever since I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things.
Each day since my return I’ve had “family history research” on my task list. And each day I’ve done none. That is why I need a 30 x 30 challenge. I know that if I pledge to you that I’ll do an average of 30 minutes of research a day for 30 straight days (notice how I snuck “an average of” into that description) then genealogy research will skyrocket to the top of my task list.
Is there anyone else who needs the accountability of a 30 x 30 challenge this month? You can, of course, adapt it to your needs. If you’re in, please let me know in the comments! In the middle of the month, I’ll post a progress report for my work and you can tell us all how it’s going for you.