BEING (31 Days Challenge)

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Day 1 – Scroll to read
Day 2 – Effortlessly Being
Day 3 – Still Being
Day 4 – Being Guided
Day 5 – Be Still Be Free
Day 6 – Being Fearless
Day 7 – Being Obedient
Day 8 – Being Committed
Day 9 – Teaching Being
Day 10 – Being Married
Day 11 – Being a Child
Day 12 – Being Family
Day 13 – Being Patient
Day 14 – Be Still
Day 15 – Being Her
Day 16 – Being Tired
Day 17 – Being Lazy
Day 18 – Being Girls
Day 19 – Being Watchful
Day 20 – Being in Communion
Day 21 – Being Free
Day 22 – Being Thankful
Day 23 – Being Quiet
Day 24 – Being Realistic
Days 25-27 – I threw grace like confetti and was being at Allume.
Day 28 – Being Honest
Day 29 – Being Still-er
Day 30 – Being You
Day 31 – Being Naked

I’ve never done The Nester’s 31 day challenge before.

I’ve read and heard of those dedicated, amazing people who have ponied up and actually written and posted for 31 days in a row, and have been both in awe and skeptical of them.

How do these crazies do it? I wondered naively.

October is a huge month for me this year. I’m launching a brand-new THING (I can’t wait to tell you all about it, but you’ll have to wait until October 7). I’m still writing my book. I’ve got two trips planned — one to see my brother who I haven’t hugged in way too long, and another to Allume to see friends I haven’t met in person yet. I’ve also got a couple huge work projects to complete, not to mention normal stuff like mommying and wifeing watching reality tv (don’t judge me!) and attempting to clean and cook.

Too busy, I thought when this 31 days challenge came up again.

But there was this thing — this magnetic pull toward actually participating that I just couldn’t ignore. And the more I convinced myself it was too much to take on right now, the more I felt I couldn’t not do it.

And so I’m doing it.

My topic is Being. 31 days of being. Yes, it’s a broad topic, but it’s the perfect bow to wrap up All Of The Things that I’m already doing and the only sane anchor for me to grab onto as everything happens simultaneously. Because to do All Of The Things requires being; giving myself permission to be, to focus on today and not get anxious about tomorrow and let God guide what I’m doing at this moment.

It requires a whole lotta being in order to walk that out. And to walk it out effectively requires a whole lotta remembering to be.

And so this is my remembering. 31 days of being. And this is day one.

I hope you’ll come back and check in periodically, for a reflection to start your day or for a thought to ponder. You can bookmark this page, as I’ll have each day’s post linked here, or just search the “31 Days” category in the sidebar to the right. (But do come back. I need you to hold me accountable, checking in to see how this being thing is working out for me.) (Grin.)

Intrigued by this whole challenge? Go check out all the amazing writers to be encouraged by their dedication.

Here’s to a month of being, my friends.

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