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Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

I don’t know what I was thinking with this Every Day In May blog challenge. I’ve done these kinds of marathon challenges before, and they always turn out the same: they feel like a marathon. More specifically, they transform my passion into a chore. I hate that. Sure, the pride of finishing the challenge is a great momentary high, but in the end, not worth the collateral damage of burn-out.

So I’m calling quits to this one right now, even though I have several days of posts that I just didn’t get to posting. I could go back and just delete my original challenge announcement and reschedule the two other posts that I did manage to publish. I wish life was as easy to edit as a blog. But I am not going to do that. I am going to honor my process, even though it includes a failure, ummm, or rather, set-back.

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Every Day In May

Every Day In May

I’m trying an experiment and setting a goal. I want to write and post a blog every day in May. One of my longer-term life goals is to write a book some day— probably a memoir. But, as they say, practice makes perfect, and I need to improve on all things writing: my storytelling, sentence structure, syntax, grammar (and no thanks to spell check) my spelling. Maybe Harper Lee could sit down and knock out a best-seller at first try, but most authors I am sure, write many books before they see their name on any awards list.

Each day I will gather some thoughts into what i hope will be a read-worthy post. Along the way I will hone my skills a bit, see if I can sustain writing every day, and share a bit more about who I am and what keeps my world spinning. In advance, thank you for reading.

Also, the photo of each post will be a snapshot from my day. Just another way to share my story.

I HATE LOSING THINGS

I think I’ve lost my sunglasses. I don’t want to admit defeat just yet, but it doesn’t look good. Andrew and I were grocery shopping on Saturday, and I was in a rush at the check-out counter. Typically I put my sunglasses either on my head, or back in my purse.

Making My Goal

Making My Goal

You know what I’m thinking a lot about today? Goals. Setting them. Keeping them. Talking about them. Or in this case, writing about them. I was watching a Casey Neistat video recently where he was talking about his goal to run the equivalent of several full marathons within a few days. (He has a self-admitted addiction to running). The point of the video wasn’t really about running though. It was about making a promise to yourself, and then keeping it. Pushing until you feel it.

When I set out at the beginning of August with a goal to write a blog post every day, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to do it. If accomplished, it would be my most consistent blogging period EVER. But I knew I had to try. Mainly, for two reasons 1) I knew that if I wanted to really get my blogs launched I was going to need to build my muscle in the discipline department. And 2) although somewhat related, I knew I needed to try to find my writing routine.

Blog Every Day In August

Blog Every Day In August

Is blog every day in August even a thing? BEDA, hmmm, umm. This is what I was wondering earlier today when I was walking Alton.  Well, if it's not, it is now. Because I need to get to my ass in gear on this whole blogging thing. I finished this website over a month ago, and as usual life somehow takes over.

But it was really all part of the master plan. I always meant to get really busy and then purposefully wait until August to start blogging every day. Yep. That is the plan. And it is going PERFECTLY.

Samsung Chromebook Plus Review

Samsung Chromebook Plus Review

I'm so excited to be spreading the word about how much I love my new Samsung Chromebook Plus laptop. I know they say that it isn’t all about having the right “gear” but rather, doing the best with what you’ve got. Well, I’d argue that sometimes having the right tool, can be the difference between making progress on a goal, and well, not. It’d be like trying to shred a block of cheese with a fork. No. Thank. You.

Back to Blogging

Back to Blogging

I've blogged on and off for years and as such I have had more iterations of this blog than I really want to admit. There were times when I had really good periods of writing consistent content. And then I've had gaps where I didn't write anything for months. Looking back, I can rationalize and explain a myriad of valid reasons why I didn't keep up with my blogging. But at the end of the day those reasons are just really excuses, and as such, here I sit again, on the dawn of a new beginning. Hoping that this time around my actual creation of content keeps up with my ambition.