Rachel Anne brought up a good point: the word “mega” is intimidating.Don’t be scared of Mega Memory Month.To ease your mind, consider these alternative interpretations of the word “mega” in Mega Memory Month:
- Mega could refer to the result of memorization, rather than the size of the selection. That is, your memory will grow with every effort, leading to a “mega memory.”
- Mega could refer to the number of participants in the carnival.
- Mega could refer to the length of the month of October. It is, after all, a 31-day month as opposed to a 30-day month making it one of several “mega” months.
- And, yes, “mega” could also refer to the length or magnitude of the passage you’ve chosen to tackle, as I suggested in the initial Mega Memory Month announcement post.
So I’m not backing off of the challenge altogether, but I want people to feel free to participate even if their selection is modest. In fact, mine might be pretty puny compared to some of these people who have been really working at mega-memorization regularly.And as I mentioned to Rachel Anne, a way to reduce any anxiety associated with “mega” is simply to break down whatever you’ve chosen into small chunks. A few words or phrases per day or week will add up quickly over the 31 days.Instead of being intimidated by the idea of one long mega-memorization task, think of it as several mini-memory assignments tackled one after the other.So jump in and join the carnival, whether you want to memorize something short or long.Finally, I don’t know about you, but with what I’m reading in the news, it’s a volatile world out there, with every day bringing another shocking announcement.I need something to steady my mind. That’s why I’ve decided that whatever I end up memorizing, it’s going to be from the Bible. I see it as an excellent low-risk, high-yield investment to dwell on the steadying truth of God’s Word in tumultuous times.