The New Year offers the opportunity for new beginnings; changes to the way we do things. The beginning of 2019 is the opportunity to start over, to do better and to be better. As I reflect on 2018 and determine the changes I would like to make in 2019, I realize the list is small.
One of the biggest difficulties as a writer and blogger is consistency. I have trouble putting my butt in chair and just writing. I don’t have writer’s block. In fact; I often have so many writing ideas that I could never possibly write them all. But I still find it hard to be consistent. Early in February I decided to join a new writing challenge. The my 500 words a day challenge. It’s a challenge designed to help you get more disciplined at writing and to help develop your writing skills. I joined this challenge to try to overcome my consistency problem.
And then promptly procrastinated.
For 16 days.
That’s my M.O.
Have you ever participated in Nanowrimo? Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month . It is a fun way to commit to your creative writing goals. Essentially it is an accountability challenge to write every day throughout the month of November and to try to reach a word count of 50,000 words in those 30 days. Continue reading “National Novel Writing Month – Creating Better Habits”
Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. As I sat at dinner with my adult children I pondered how well they had turned out. It got me thinking about the influences I had growing up that had shaped the mother I had become, the mothering style I had employed raising my children and the values that were instilled in me that I tried to instill into them. Mother’s Day is about recognizing mothers and the work they do raising their children. Continue reading “It takes a village to raise a child-Reflections of Influences on Motherhood”
Last week I signed up to do the Great Cycle Challenge happening in June. It is a fundraiser to raise money and awareness of the fight to end childhood cancer. I am cycling to raise funds to help the SickKids Foundation continue its work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer Continue reading “I Love a Good Challenge!”