This morning the alarm went off and I reached over and grabbed my phone to get an update on the world. Checked the weather, news, Facebook, Twitter, email and Googled nonessential information. Then I laid there thinking about getting up to work out. This is how many mornings go and before I know the window of opportunity for working out slams shut and my day starts.
This morning was a bit different as I saw the email from Two Writing Teachers. I thought… I found the time to write everyday for the last 30 days I CAN find the time and motivation to get myself up to workout. So I rolled out of bed and started my newest challenge.
My 31 day writing challenge is now being shifted over to a month long fitness challenge of getting myself to work out every day without fail. So many of the reasons that I have overcome this month with writing also apply to working out. No more being too tired, too busy, too overwhelmed etc. I have learned I just need to carve out the time to exercise just like I carved out the time to write.
These last 30 days have meant so much to me as a writer and a teacher. I have struggled and agonized over my writing but managed to pull off a post every day. I now feel more like a writer than I ever have before. I have shared my experiences with my students so when I am coaching them about writing troubles they know I have been there. I look forward to seeing where my writing life heads next.
Thank you to all of the people who had a part in organizing this challenge. It has been so meaningful to me and I hope to get some of my colleagues involved next year. Thank you to all of you who took the time to leave a comment. Each comment made me feel special and I appreciated knowing my writing was being read. Thank you to all the slicers… I loved reading your words and ideas. It certainly has been an inspiring month.
I will see you all on Tuesdays! Happy writing!