Day 1 of the blog-a-thon challenge.
Dana Nelson has set forth a challenge. And those that know me know… I love a challenge. Her challenge is to write a blog daily for 30 days. Seriously, how hard can this be? I consider myself a pretty strong writer and received good grades in high school and college for my writing skills. Seems like a simple and quick item to place on my daily to-do list. Piece of cake…NOT!!!!
So why is it that someone who practices discipline daily starts to sweat thinking that I am posting my thoughts, feelings and ideas for the world to see? I wonder if my mentor, dearly departed Euell Gibbons (SNL’s version of him eating pine trees was awesome) would struggle with writing blogs?
I can discipline myself in the arena of health and wellness easily. I work out quite faithfully, eat the recommended 7-13 fruits and veggies, take my whole food nutrition products (Juice Plus) and drink my 8-10 glasses of water…blah, blah, blah. So, why can’t I seem to take 10-15 minutes to write and share my life with the world!?
Let’s take a look inside. Could it be the fear of disclosing my most personal thoughts that I like to keep near and dear to me? I wonder if I was able to share my toys when I was younger? Or is it the fear that my sometimes improper grammar could be exposed? So, I’m NOT perfect??? Would people stop coming to me for weight-loss, help with cancer or nutrition advice if they really knew what goes on in my sometimes crazy head? Well, I do have a pretty strange sense of humor that may slip in from time to time. You have been warned.
O.K. Well, since there is not a number of words requirement, I’m going to say that I’ve accomplished Day 1 of the blog-a-thon challenge. Wow, now that was painful but therapeutic! Thanks Dana for pushing us to an area of discomfort and growth!