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.