30 Day Challenge…June

30 days of writing monthly challenge

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.

June Challenge.

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.

Europe to do list


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 each 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.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. - Henry David Thoreau

Let your light shine!


15 thoughts on “30 Day Challenge…June

  1. What an excellent idea! I sorta feel like I did this when I did the A to Z challenge in April. It can be tough some days, so hang in there! I will be cheering you on πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

    1. I think the A to Z challenge may have been even more intense. I’m not sharing my work on a daily basis and so it doesn’t have to sound cohesive and things can be reworked as necessary. I attempted this last year (but not as a challenge) and some days I would find that a different part of the story would come to me and so I’d write that one and figured the missing spaces between would fill in later πŸ™‚ Thanks for the cheering!! <3

    1. I find that the challenge component does make me stick to things in a more consistent way.

      You have a fabulous day as well! <3

  2. I wrote in a paper journal for a long time – back before I started blogging on an almost-ever-day basis. Sometimes I miss it, but then I end up focusing more on how my handwriting looks than on what I’m writing about. Nuts, I know.

    1. I still love paper even though it would all need transferred onto the computer. I may play with writing in both spaces. Perhaps the words will flow as freely onto keys as they seem to do through the tip of the pen. πŸ™‚ My handwriting ends up looking like about 5 different people wrote the entries. lol.

  3. Sounds as though you’re in for a lovely time ahead. What a nice challenge for the month of June. Enjoy it Amy xx

    1. Thank you Miriam! I feel like my imagination muscles are once again being stretched and they are very happy that I’ve decided to awaken them again. πŸ˜‰ xx

  4. I used to keep a journal, but lapsed and haven’t picked mine up in years, and years.
    I hope you enjoy the process, and challenge. Your beach time/and location sound like a perfect muse for some good writing.

    1. This is a journal where I just try to write creative passages of stories. Hilariously it starts in Dec of 2016 and mid-way through January stops until June 2017, stops again, picks up in October and November and stops again until this month. I’m hoping that the daily commitment will stick and that I won’t, once again, let other things fill up the space that where I could be writing.
      Every time I come back to the story(ies), I enjoy the process.

  5. Oh that’s quite nice. I enjoy your writing, and hope if anything particularly awesome emerges, you’ll share.
    I love that last quote pic πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Joey!! Fingers crossed for something awesome!!! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you love that quote pic. It’s in my top favorites of the ones I’ve made.

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