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What I love about Me Made May

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Community challenges on social media can be intimidating. Many of them come with predefined prompt lists, which can make them feel pressurised and as if missing one day is like falling behind and losing momentum for the whole challenge.

It can be hard to find a community challenge that has the structure for you to feel accomplished at the end of it. But a level of flexibility for you to be able to participate as much or as little as you want, in a way that is comfortable for you. Me Made May is a community challenge with a clear mission (structure) and your participation is completely up to you (flexibility).

What is Me Made May?

Me Made May was started by Zoe from sozoblog. The community challenge encourages people to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. By setting a personal pledge to wear their handmade items through the month of May.

Why should you participate or follow along?

Participation in Me Made May is 100% optional. How frequently you wear handmade items through the month is tied to your own personal goals. There are no predefined prompt lists, so you don’t need to worry about falling out of sync, or feeling like you need to catch up, if you miss a few days. As an extra bonus, you can still participate if you don’t have a social media account. The aim of the challenge is to improve your relationship with your handmade wardrobe.

Me Made May is an opportunity to celebrate your achievements, and reminisce on the experience of creating each item. Often once an item is finished it just gets added in with your other clothes and the experience of making the item is lost. Making time to celebrate your achievements also boosts your confidence, as you reflect on the progress you have made and the challenges you have overcome.

Sharing your handmade wardrobe with others opens up opportunities to make new connections. Me Made May is the ultimate community challenge, there are so many talented people making beautiful items. There is so much inspiration and advice to be gained no matter your level of participation.

How to get involved with Me Made May

Head over to Zoe’s blog for full details on how to make a pledge and further FAQs. If you just want to see what it’s all about before taking part, search for the hashtag #memademay or versions off with the year on the end e.g. #memademay2022 or #memademay22. And get ready to be inspired and feel motivated to start working on your next project.

Whether you participate publicly or privately, the overall mission of Me Made May is to improve your relationship with your handmade wardrobe. It’s a chance to wear as many items from your handmade wardrobe as possible with pride. And remind yourself you are capable so you can take that energy with you for the rest of the day.

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