It does seem rather anti-climactic
So, I have to ask myself, did I fail at 31 days?
I did not post for an entire 31 days, at all. Or even close. I really should have known that going home was going to derail me. I thought I was prepared, but I wasn't. There are a million reasons, and I am not done unpacking them mentally enough to share them yet. It was both a wonderful, really wonderful, and difficult trip. I saw my brother, Travis for the first time since his treatment and surgery. I wasn't prepared. He is getting better; he really is, but, oh. Oh my heart. The summer has taken its toll, and I was not prepared.
But I digress into excuses instead of dissecting the month's goal.
When all is said and done, no, I didn't meet the lofty standard I set, but I did write. I wrote a lot. Compared to this summer, I wrote a tome of weight and depth.
And, I found an answer to prayer and dove in with my whole self at Middle Places. I've been challenged every week with what I write there, and challenged even more by the writing of others.
I cooked, read, visited and enjoyed a lot of new things. More than I wrote about. More than I listed. I remembered how fun it is just to be fun. I laughed a lot. I met a lot of new people.
And you, you all came and read and commented and sent me notes and encouraged me. That was good. It was really good.
I honestly look back at it and say, "Ok self, you did a great job out of the gate. Now how do we get better?"
Blogging is kind of like running, you have good days and bad days, days where you fly and days where you barely crawl. But even at the end of the bad run, you can tell yourself that you ran way better than the people who never got off the couch.
I got off the couch.
I got off the couch, and I have a plan to continue, to not get back on the couch and sit under the blanket with the bag of M&M's and stare mindlessly at the television while life slips by (I've done this. Sometimes it's how I survive, so that's not judgement.).
One of the new things I was introduced to during my month, was by one of my new Middle Sisters: 31 days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo. I started it, and I wanted to write about it. But you know, after the first time, it wasn't a new thing. So I could only write about it once which posed a quandary.
So I decided. November? Well, November I am going to blog about blogging. You get to share. You get to discuss and participate. It's going to be fun. There will be other things here as well, but by golly, I'm working my way through that book.
And certainly, I'm going to miss some days.
Life is like that.
I am very much alright with that if you are.