An Ending and a New Beginning

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!



  1. You probably just got the notice that you have won the customized mug from me.
    I can’t believe I never got to your blog! I think that there were so many participants this year, and I was slowed down with a grandson for two weeks. But happy to meet you now.
    If you send me an email to the address below with your shipping address, I can get the mug started for you!
    Maine, huh? Me, too.
    djts1972 at y a h o o d o t c o m

    I’m in the a-to-z challenge now, blogging again every day –
    Donna Smith
    The A-to-Z Challenge
    Mainely Write

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