My regular blogging schedule reflects who I am
Last month, I was busily planning and writing the A-Z Challenge and decided to skip participating in all regular memes. I was trying to protect my energies and sanity because I had so much going on; but, what I learned in April is my regular blogging schedule reflects who I am. Something is just not right when I'm not journaling or writing about gratitude or stretching myself by writing to prompts.
So, in May, it will be back to doing what I love.
Was the A-Z Challenge worth it?
I'm still asking myself that question. Does the pressure of having to have something every day add to my life or not? Are the results worth it? I have to admit to some disappointment when viewing statistics. However, I don't write for statistics. My goal is to plant seeds. Sometimes those seeds have to lie dormant a long time before anything comes of them.
What I love about the A-Z is the stretching myself process of having to write every day (except Sundays) and fitting my theme to the letter of the day. In that respect, it was totally worth it. And ultimately what counts is the personal satisfaction. Hey, when I started this writing gig back in May 2008, I wondered if I could sustain it. Surely I'd run out of stuff to write. NO, not by half! It makes me feel good to know creativity is still there. In fact, I feel I just have tapped the surface.
It's so easy for me to be obsessive ...
On March 22, I was gifted with the Zip Fitbit. April was my first full month to use it. I'd never in my life before tracked steps OR calories. It's been quite eye-opening. Writers and ministry assistants don't get a lot of steps in during their day. Just sayin'.
I still don't have my schedule right ...
In April, I experienced much difficulty getting everything done. I finally have help with the PowerPoints at church so that is a big relief. However, I was mistaken in thinking if I could just get rid of that, I'd have more time. Still pondering the changes that should be made ...
I'd forgotten how much I love azaleas, old homes and buildings and churches!
Towards the end of April, Jim and I finally got to go a short road trip. We went to Charleston, MO, a place known for azaleas and dogwood trees. We missed the festival by about two weeks, but there were still many decorated homes to see. And I found out there really is a place called Tywappity, MO! (Yeah, it's farmland.)
I discovered my artistic side ......is under-developed! We had a Ladies' Paint Party at the church. I was hoping to discover great talent but all I found was the ability to draw squiggles ... However, we had a great time visiting with each other. For me, it's always about the fellowship.
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