Last year I participated in the Nester’s 31 Days challenge for the first time. Writing that much in such a concentrated amount of time was a huge challenge, but I loved the process and the resulting “finished product” of 31 posts about one of my favorite topics to think about.
I’ve started seeing the hype about this year’s 31 Days challenge, and I am sad but positive that I’m not up for it this year. I knew for sure I couldn’t do one that was as writing-intensive as last year, but I toyed with the idea of posting on a topic that was a bit more effortless. Surely I could think of 31 thoughts on a single topic! Here were some of my brainstorms:
31 Days of Excuses Why I’m Not Blogging
31 Days that I Meant to Post Something
31 Tweets (or Retweets) on Various Topics
31 Blurry iPhone Pics of My Kids
31 Links to Articles I Read on Facebook But Shouldn’t Have (Because Misery Loves Company)
31 Neurotic Things I’ve Believed When I Tried to Problem-Solve in the Middle of the Night
31 Depressing Things I Heard in the News
31 Days to Beautiful Hands: Live-Blogging a Month of Trying to Quit Biting My Fingernails
31 Incomplete Thoughts
31 Mismatched Shorts
31 Things I Wish I’d Bought Before I Attended That Dave Ramsey Course
31 Deep Thoughts About Children’s Television
So all that to say, no 31 Days for me this year. But I have high hopes for October of 2015: Lord willing, I’ll have a six-year-old, a three-year-old, and an almost-one-year-old. I’ll totally have margins back in my life by then, right?