Lindsey Earl is ready to spend 30 days saying sorry.
â€œIâ€™m stubborn as a mule, and I always have to be right,â€ said Earl, a sophomore environmental sociology major. â€œIâ€™ve decided that I will do â€˜30 days,â€™ and Iâ€™m going to admit Iâ€™m wrong and apologize to the people in my life who I need to or should have apologized to.â€
Earl is participating in the â€œ30-Day Challengeâ€ at CSU, a program students can sign up for that was inspired by Morgan Spurlockâ€™s TV show â€œ30 Days,â€ which aired from 2005 to 2008. The show featured Spurlock trying on a new lifestyle for 30 days, such as â€œstraight man in a gay worldâ€ and â€œoff-the-grid living.â€
Throughout the 30 days, students participating will have the option to blog about their experience.
â€œItâ€™s going to be extremely difficult for me,â€ Earl said. â€œBut I know I can come out a better person.â€
The challenge has been sponsored in the past by the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office and is now partnering with Gaining Understanding through Involvement, Diversity and Education (GUIDE).
According to Earl, GUIDE encouraged students to sign up to blog on the SLiCE website on April.
Since then, Earl has been blogging, including her first post which served as an apology to a girl from fifth grade whose reputation she tried to ruin after being hurt by her.
â€œI said sorry without blaming her and am still waiting for a response which isâ€¦NERVE-WRACKING,â€ Earl wrote.
GUIDE will be having a check-in Weds., April 11 at 4 p.m. in LSC Room 222, to discuss the difficulties and lessons learned halfway through the 30 days.
Tyler Blanch plans on waking up at sunrise every day for his challenge.
â€œI really wanted to try something new that was personally challenging but not impossible to continue when the 30 days are over,â€ said Blanch, a sophomore liberal arts major.
Sophomore management major Brianna Whitaker interpreted the challenge as 30 days of trying new things.
â€œI decided to do the challenge because I want to discover new things that I would enjoy doing in the future,â€ Whitaker said. â€œAlso, I want to be able to drop old habits and pick up new habits.â€
Whitaker said she plans to do a 30-day challenge every month after this one.
â€œI believe the challenges will help me grow as a person and open up doors to new opportunities,â€ she said.
For more information, students are encouraged to visit 30days.colostate.edu.
Collegian writer Emily Smith can be reached at email@example.com.
30-Day Challenge Check-In – Wednesday, April 11, 4 p.m.
-Lory Student Center Room 222
-Discuss difficulties and lessons learned at halfway point of GUIDEâ€™s 30-day challenge.