End of May.
This month has flown by for me.
It will continue to be busy for the next few weeks.
I apologize ahead of time that it’s taking me a little longer than normal to respond to comments and catch up on reading.
30 Day Challenge.
I looked at the calendar and realized June was sneaking up on me and I hadn’t announced my June Challenge.
…and I had no clue what I was going to do.
For those that are new to my blog, I’ve done a 30-day challenge each month since I turned 40 back in September.
A challenge to press outside of comfort zones.
To grow in some way.
After pondering a bit, I’ve come up with my June challenge.
So without further ado,
30 Days of writing (either a short story or part of a longer story)
for 20 minutes each day.
I knew that this challenge would need to be portable since I will be spending part of June in Florida. Also, May’s yoga challenge was physical in nature. Therefore, I wanted June’s challenge to be more mental in nature.
I’ve started and stopped writing pieces of fiction many times. I thought that this year I would find space to make my writing a more important component of my daily life. I am not very good at putting my needs before others so I only carve out small snippets eat day for my own pursuits. Since I decided those pursuits would include 30-day challenges, they took the place that I might have reserved for my writing.
I had dreams of writing during my time in the U.K. I thought the words would spill into the leather-bound journal that I brought along. Instead, I rushed along to see the wondrous sights and collapsed into bed at night.
And so for the month of June, writing will “be” the priority.
For the last portion of the month, Miss Sunshine and I will be staying at a little cottage near the beach. I’m already dreaming words flowing from my fingertips as I sit upon the little cozy back porch.
I suppose if I sit down and write a reflective blog post (which has an element of storytelling and takes me well over 20 minutes) then on those days, that will qualify as my writing time.
However, I am hoping most days will be filled with pouring out ideas of storylines and seeing if they coalesce in a satisfying way.
I see this as a slowing down time after the rush of end of the school year preparations.
I hope that you find some areas in your life where you are able to slow down as well.
Let your light shine!