Write 31 Days (or 39 Weeks? or 3 years!)

NOTE: This is my landing page for the #Write31Days challenge that happens every year in October. Read below for a peek (and some chuckles) into my less-than-stellar but never-giving-up writing journey over the past 3 years. Sometimes you just gotta laugh so you won’t cry. Keepin’ it real!

Day 1 – October 1, 2015

*whisper font* focus

So…I’m apparently approaching what some would call “middle” age. (Shhhh.) I’m turning 39 this month, just one year away from the big 4!!!!-0. (Four decades of life surely deserves four exclamation points, yes?) 

Join me as I #Write31Days to bring focus to my next year of life, embracing each day as a fresh start and new opportunity to Go Show Love. Come back each day this month for a great read and a bonus soundtrack!

Day 1 – “It’s DAY ONE of the rest of my life”

Update [SEVEN WEEKS later]

Yeah, my “focus” is clear all right…clearly this endeavor wasn’t accomplished within one month’s time. I know, I know, you’re not surprised; neither am I. But I REFUSE to be defeated.

I could shrink away in embarrassment that once again I have declared my big bold hopes yet not fulfilled my goals…OR I can continue to set new goals and NEVER GIVE UP. That’s what I choose.

NEW GOAL. 39 posts by October 12, 2016 (the day I proudly turn 40.)

Update [ONE YEAR later]

Yeah…about that goal…

I‘ll be honest. I’ve never been very goal-oriented or goal-driven. My blessing and my struggle is that I live life one day at a time. I’m very good at being in the moment. I’m not very good at thinking ahead. You know – what to have for dinner, what to wear for work, what to buy for Christmas.

I’ve written many things in the past year – but most of them aren’t finished, aren’t published. They are snippets and paragraphs and pages saved in my iPhone notes or computer files or scrawled in a notebook. I need to work on sharing them!

Update [TWO YEARS later]

Well, maybe it really is true – third time’s a charm???

I’m proud that I’m dusting myself off (and my keyboard too) to join #Write31Days for a third year in a row, and THIS time, I’m ecstatic that I’ve actually been writing and posting every day! I can’t believe I’m going to be turning 41 in a week. But I’m feeling good about my direction, and that’s a wonderful place to be. For those that are still reading (or new readers!) thank you so much for sticking with me and being incredible encouragers. It means so much.

You can find my 2017 series (and there really are multiple posts to validate calling it a series!) here: Messy Me Makeover (appropriate, yes?)