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Friday, October 31, 2014

The End | Day 31

I did it!

I've written thirty-one posts for the month of October and it was most certainly a challenge.  Each week my urge to give up would increase a little more than the last.  Especially towards the end there when I was so close to finishing.  As I've mentioned before, I don't always finish things and I actually thought from the very beginning that this would be one of those things that I didn't finish.  I thought I'd make it a week at best.  But look at me, here at the finish line.  I feel quite proud!

A few takeaways:
  • Thinking about what to write every single day is tough.  It can be done, but it's tough.
  • If I really wanted to, I could write 2-4 post per week.  If I really wanted to.
  • I have the ability to encourage myself.  When I wanted to quit this challenge, I forced myself to write another post.  I need to apply this ability to many other areas in my life.
  • I've wondered how my audience views me.  I wonder if they think I'm overwhelmed or unhappy, a pessimist or complainer.  I hope I've just come across as real, content and human.
  • I've wanted to hone in on every little thing.  Be the best at everything.  Get everything done. 
    But, ultimately I've found that I need to stop being so hard on myself and extend myself some grace.  
  • Lastly, I thought a lot about how I spent my time as I went through this process. Time is valuable. Spend it wisely.  
I hope you've enjoyed this series.  I most certainly have.  
Yet, I'm thankful that it's over.

You can click {here} to read every post in this series.

The end,

31 Days of Writing Series: 
Day 1 - 31 Days of #HoningIn
Day 2 - My Morning
Day 3 - Appendicitis
Day 4 - Choosing Him
Day 5 - Me
Day 6 - Work
Day 7 - "Poppin' Pills"
Day 8 - Patience
Day 9 - Sleep
Day 10 - Support
Day 11 - Running
Day 12 - Help
Day 13 - Owl Costume

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time | Day 30

{ source } The older you get the quicker time flies. This month I've spent a lot of time thinking about how I spend my time;...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Grace (for Moms) | Day 29

{ source } I'm too hard on myself. I'm certain I'm hardest on myself in the area of parenting.  I want to be a good ...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Listening | Day 28

{ source } I don't listen to my husband very well. He's a rambler, bless his heart , and often times he tells me something ...

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Fair | Day 27

We made our way to the NC State Fair yesterday.  We only rode on two rides (because fair rides just aren't safe) and tried some new ...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Another Broken Egg Cafe' | Day 26

Have you heard?!   Another Broken Egg Cafe' has made it's way to North Carolina.  I was speechless as I approached it on my way t...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall Festival | Day 25

Before I'd even asked I knew that Maddie wanted to be a princess for Halloween this year.  She's been calling herself a prince...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friends | Day 24

On Friday, Lindsay, who blogs over at Dealing with the "A" Word , hosted an intimate surprise birthday get together for one ...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Quitting | Day 23

{ source } I'll be honest...I give up easily. It doesn't take much to make me susceptible to quitting.  I have a hard time fini...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Limits | Day 22

{ source } I need to find a way to wind down and do a better job of setting limits for myself and the things that I do at night.  ...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

She's Over-Tired | Day 21

{ source } There isn't enough time in the day. Maddie is so over-tired .  She's tired all the time it seems and it makes...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Writing | Day 20

{ source } To be honest, I'm a little tired of writing.  I've been doing so good though and I'm so close to completing...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Studying | Day 19

I've started to study once more.   I started studying this summer for a test I'm taking in December but stopped after a fe...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Crying | Day 18

{ source } Do you cry enough?! I know I don't. Growing up I cried too much and was called a crybaby quite often. I was also bulli...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Death | Day 17

{ source } It's been three years. Three years since my mother died.  Three years since I've touched her.  Kissed her.  ...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

#TGIT | Day 16

I really look forward to #TGIT TV each week. I've been watching Grey's Anatomy since it came out in 2005.  Me and best frien...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halfway | Day 15

{ source } I've made it to the halfway mark of #31daysofwriting .  It's been quite the challenge but I've managed to kee...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weight | Day 14

{source} "The theory describes "Type A" individuals as ambitious, rigidly organized, highly status-conscious, sensiti...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Owl Costume | Day 13

The theme at Maddie's school this month is "On the Farm".  Since it's the month of Halloween, every few days we have ...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Help | Day 12

Food Prepared by the Food Ministry of Victory Church | Help - Erika Campbell My Aunt, Tasha , stopped by yesterday.  She just want...
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