September 29/20

It’s a little after 10 am. I’m trying for a productive day without ruts and moods. But you know what they say. Life never runs smooth. Don’t you just hate these sayings? I do. I’m going to turn over a new leaf and NOT try to remake myself into what I am not. Why fight nature. I should just go with the flow for a change.

Do you know what my handicap is? My moral compass is too high. I always want to do the right thing. I have a hard time doing it though, especially when I feel I have been wronged. It is very difficult if not impossible for me to forgive if I’m not met halfway.

October 1/20

September got away from me. I showed up here only 5 times. I wonder what happened to my motto of no matter how you feel get up, dress up and show up. I could blame it on the Covid. I could blame losing Sheba. I could blame it on a lot of things but I won’t. I fell off the wagon. I lost focus. I lost interest. I lost purpose of showing up. So now I’m starting again. That’s the way of everything, isn’t it? We fall. We get up and start again.

So this is the first day of the October Ultimate Blog Challenge. The goal is to show up each day, write a great post and connect with other bloggers. I’ve been doing the Challenge since April 2014. I showed up every day that first time. Let’s see if I can repeat the performance. Let’s see if I can keep things fresh and not regress into going into the past and mulling over spilt milk.

Lately, I’ve been taking note of what’s giving me pleasure and what irks me. I think I will make that the theme for this month. It’s still just my mumblings about the ordinariness of my daily life. I am retired. I have no business to publicize or push. I am not naturally bent that way anyways. Good luck to everyone. Hope to see/read you each day.

16 thoughts on “A NEW CHALLENGE

  1. It’s always a good day to circle back… glad to be with you on this journey! I have a similar issue of not finishing, but I’m determined to keep trying. Glad you’re beginning again! Good going!

  2. Glad to see you are joining us on this journey, another chance to get to know others as well as ourselves. As a chef (retired) I tend to fall back on posting recipes with very little about my personal life included in the articles. Even then, it can be hard to keep up, there are so many distractions going on that pull us away from the computer. So you and I will work hard to post daily, I am sure we will make it

    1. Glad to see you back, too William. Takes a different set of skills to write about food, nutrition and recipes. It wouldn’t be easy for me. Yes, life is full of distractions and I’m easily distracted. Trying for focus this month though.

  3. I don’t know if I’d consider wanting to do the right thing a bad thing. Too many people ignore the urge to do the right thing.

  4. Forgive me..but, moral is in demand – not just right now but in general. I believe moral is a good thing even when it feels like a handicap at times and I recognize what you’re saying. Good luck with your challenge. Have a great day.

  5. Perhaps I will join you on the challenge though I am late arriving I could add two more days onto the end of the month to make up for it. I would enjoy getting back to blogging again and have always loved visiting your blog and now your insta. xx

    1. Hello Jan: What a pleasant surprise. I found all your comments in the spam folder. Are you @Jan96 on Instagram? It would be great if you join in the writing challenge. My writing has always been therapy for me.


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