I feel a great sense of relief to have made it through the entire 30 day writing challenge, but I have to say that I also am a little bit sad about it being over.
Some friends asked me Saturday if I planned to continue blogging every day after the challenge was over, and I quickly (and without any thought) said, “Nope.” It hasn’t been as easy as it might seem to come up with a worthwhile and coherent post each day, although my days are not without the inspiration to write several different posts.
I have enjoyed the challenge of it most of all because I wasn’t sure I could rise to the occasion, nor was I all that sure I wanted to do it when it began. I took it five days at a time, as that was all I had originally committed to once it began. It is easier to commit to something in short increments for me (and most people).
I have enjoyed getting back into the habit of writing daily and making something (I hope) to be of value to others using words.
Writing definitely helps me to stay grounded and no matter where I start when I write, I can almost always find a positive spin by the time I am finished. If I cannot, then I must not be finished, so I just keep going until it happens.
November has been full of lessons for me. Each of those lessons has directed me back to the basics and back to being grounded and focused. Writing each day has certainly helped reframe some of the less pleasant lessons of the month, while truly enhancing the more pleasant ones.
I have enjoyed reading the posts from my fellow Team Peppers and have some new bloggers to follow that I wouldn’t have otherwise found. I have found beauty and value in situations and individuals that were initially a challenge, and I probably wouldn’t have made such a conscious effort to do so had I not felt the need to create an experiment to look harder for it.
I am grateful for my favorite Dino Rara for leading the charge with the team of tiny peppers and I am grateful for each one of you for cheering me on through the month. Clicking “Like,” posting a comment, sending a text, or telling me in person definitely goes a long way!
At the end of 30 days, I feel more grateful. I feel more grounded and more connected to all things in my world—near and far.
Thank you all for playing from the bottom on my heart! I cannot promise to write for you every day, but I can promise to do better than I have in recent months. I am confident in my ability to do weekly posts after doing it daily for so long.
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