During the month of January I took on the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and NaBloPoMo and with this post, I have completed both. That is 31 posts in 31 days! YAY me! When you sign up for a month long blogging challenge you do so with a certain feeling of foreboding and an equal level of excitement. No one knows what the future holds, so planning to diligently write every single day tends to go from a major undertaking to completely doable over the course of the month. Now there are those folks out there that have it planned. They write up all 31 posts one snowy Saturday afternoon while sipping a hot cappuccino and schedule them to publish accordingly. While I am sure there are people out there like that, I can assure you I am certainly not one of them. I am simply incapable of having things THAT planned. I am not an organized individual. I live life on the edge writing each post each day as it comes. There are some months I crash and burn, and then others like this month where I successfully accomplish the goals I have set for myself.
Over the course of the month I overcame several obstacles to make sure when this glorious day arrived, this final post would indeed be number 31. There were a few days here and there where I was under the gun to get a post published before midnight. There were even a couple of times I had to double up writing more than one post a day to get caught up and schedule accordingly. January brought blizzards, snow days, dangerous below zero wind chills and temperatures, and finally a new set of glasses for me at the end of the month. Yes folks, I flew through January practically blind. So happy I can see NOW!! Through several of those calamities, I felt the pressure. How can I not? I am human after all. I had my moments of hyperventilation and diarrhea and I survived making it to the toilet every single time…thank God!
Through it all, I never would have persevered if it weren’t for the continued dedication and support of my loyal blog readers and a splendid group of writers and dear friends who who make up the Write Tribe group which I am affiliated with. Thank you all for your comments and encouragement! ♥ During the month of January this site has seen a complete design overhaul. A special thank you and monstrous hug to Corinne at Everyday Gyann for all the help she gave so freely to make my vision for this website a reality. ♥ Have I learned my lesson about signing up for month long blogging challenges? No, not really. They keep the blood pumping, the brain from going soft, and me sane so you can bet I will be signing up for more. That is the way I roll…under pressure with God as my co-pilot.
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