Friday, 31 October 2014

Day 31: I did it! (and plans for the future)

I started the 31 Days writing challenge spontaneously with no plan and not even an established blog. It hasn't been a smooth journey but I have made it to the end! I missed several days due to illness but didn't give up. For that, I am proud of myself. I often prefer to give up rather than not do the job to the high standard I hold myself to. I am learning to relax and reassess what I view as success.

I will say that I haven't truly found my voice yet. There is still much swirling in my mind and heart that hasn't found expression. It has been frustrating battling tiredness which numbs my brain when sitting down to write. I trust that this will become easier as I practice and get bolder.

My plan moving forward is to continue writing my blog, even if it is only ever for me to express what is inside. I will not be continuing daily blogging though. This is not practical in my current season of life if I want to keep my priorities in order. I will aim for twice a week posts (but this may end up being once a week!). I would like to keep one of the posts a musing on faith, life and parenting. The other may follow different themes, starting with the messy play ideas that I try with my daughter or wish that I could try.

If you have missed any of my posts from this challenge and are interested in catching up, click here. I hope you will join me as this blog continues to develop.


  1. Jo,
    Yay for you for making it through!! And honestly, I always prefer when blogs I love only post a couple times a week, so that sounds like a good plan!

  2. Great job!! Excited for the continued journey and the ways in which you find your voice.

  3. Thank you for sharing your heart through this series. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the coming months.

    1. Thanks. That means a lot to me.

  4. Nice work! I've been enjoying getting to know you better this month....look forward to your future posts:) Emma x

  5. Congratulations on making it through the 31 days! That's quite an accomplishment. Keep writing and keep developing your voice.

  6. It is a wonderful post. Immediately obvious that you really love your blog and give him a lot of time and effort.