When I read The Nestor’s post about the 31 DAYS Challenge, I knew I had to participate this year.
The 31 Days Challenge is a call to bloggers to write a post every day for the entire month of October on the same topic. The challenge is intended to help writers focus and become creative with their writing.
About a year ago I read a post from another blogger Donna at Funky Junk Interiors that talked about how she challenged herself to write a post every day. If I’m remembering correctly, at the time, it was part of the process which eventually lead to her both blogging and working on Funky Junk Interiors full-time. While I wasn’t quite ready to take on that same challenge a year ago, today I am!
Right away my mind began spinning with ideas as to what I could write about… refinishing & painting furniture, raising teenagers, navigating your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), health…. so many topics to consider!
In the end, I chose the one topic that my life seems to return to every few years and one on which I’m currently focussed.
Simplyfying Life & Home
Imagine you’re a train traveling cross country that’s picking up passengers all along the way. One here, one there. It happens so gradually that you barely notice your passenger cars filling up. Then one day you, you realize you’ve taken on too many passengers. The crowded cars suddenly feel overwhelming. Caring for so many individual passengers is just too much to maintain on a daily basis.
You realize that it’s time to deliver the majority of those passengers to their destinations and bring the numbers back to a manageable number. You realize it’s time to purge.
Simplifying Life & Home will be all about purging and returning to a more simple lifestyle so you can enjoy the most important parts of your life, home, and family. It’s about pairing down our daily responsibilities, completing projects that have been nagging at us, streamlining our activities, and taking control of our emotional upsets.
On October 1st, I hope you’ll join me as I begin my 31 Day writing challenge and together we begin simplifying our lives & our homes.
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Thank you & Enjoy!