For 22 days I wrote. Every single day. I even bragged about it in day 22. Said how I hate to lose a challenge. It's true. I hate losing.
Then life decided to get in the way. Thursday night the hubs and I got into a fight. A big sucky fight. Exhausted from no sleep on Wednesday combined with the fight left me asleep on the couch right in the middle of my favorite tv show.
Then came Friday which was no better. So I decided to make things better by hanging out with my best friend. I hunted her down at work and told her we needed to hang out. So we did. We went to the bowling alley, ate nachos, and shot some pool. Even invited my brother and his girlfriend to come play. They didn't, but they did come and hang out.
Here's the thing: I'm not going to beat myself up for not writing every day. Life happens. When it does, it's OK to make adjustments.
For me, this challenge was to motivate myself to start writing again. To start a new habit. To create.
And for 22 days, I did. And today I continue. I've picked up where I left off and kept going.
For those of you who've stressed out about giving up on this challenge, extend yourself a little grace. It's OK. This challenge isn't the end all, be all. It's a springboard. These 31 days are just the beginning of something new.
I, for one, am excited to see where it all goes.
Whether you've written all 25 days or just 2, what have you learned along the way? What are you most excited for when this challenge is over?