Saturday, 31 October 2015

My Ongoing Journey


It seems unbelievable that this is the last post in this year's Write 31 Days challenge. I did it! I actually wrote a post for each day of October. Reflecting on My Journey of Increasing Capacity has been emotional, uplifting and even surprising at times. The words have flowed in a way that they haven't in the past. A recurring phrase in many of my posts has been "a work in progress". My journey is far from complete (is it ever really done as long as we are alive?!). It is ongoing.

So what now? For the first time I have been consistent in writing and posting and am loving it. Daily is not sustainable for me in this season of life but I want to keep this momentum going. I am exploring turning my Thankful Thursday posts into a weekly link up where other bloggers can join me in my quest to develop gratitude and notice the goodness in my life. I have printed out a month blog planner page (check out the planner I use below) and have started dreaming about what writing will look like for the rest of the year. One series I can guarantee I will be writing about is Advent. I love the traditions that we have been developing as a family and will share more about them. I have taken a brave step and signed up for a local blogger/writer workshop and meet up in November.

In leadership, I will keep developing my role at MOPS and at work. I am praying through my involvement in the committee organising next year's State Conference and another conference that I've been invited to help out with. 

In parenting, we are about to enter a new season. Next year I will be the mother of a kindy girl (first year of schooling, part time here in Australia). We had her orientation and got her uniforms yesterday. So many mixed emotions and I know that this signals the start of a whole new phase of parenting!

In rest, I continue to look at reducing my technology dependence and be intentional with my down time. What is going to energise me? What will recharge my batteries long term? 

The lack of overwhelm and excitement to keep going shows me how far my capacity has already stretched. A dear friend had a picture for me of the elastics game (the big loop around a couple of people's legs). Instead of going upwards when one level had been achieved, they stretched backwards. It is a perfect picture of what this journey is like. Onward stretching I go!

This post is part of a series called "My journey of increasing capacity" written as part of the Write 31 Days challenge. To read other posts in this series please click on the button below, in the side bar or on the Write 31 Days 2015 tab at the top.


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11 comments:

  1. Loved reading your posts!!! Congrats on finishing well sweet friend!!! I look forward to participating in your Thankful Thursday link up!!! Keep me posted!!!! God bless!!!

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    1. Thank you! I have been exploring linky tools and button code and will have it all ready to go for this Thursday! I will post in our 31 Days Survivor group when it is live. I look forward to staying in touch!

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  2. I love how many times we landed in the same pod. Congratulations. I'm catching up and have one more to go. I was going to do it in November yet have a rainy day today to do it and a quiet house. So with one more to go I will also be able to say that I completed it. Regardless, it did move me along to get content for my next book. Thank you for your encouragement. You rock!

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    1. Me too! I hope that rainy day and quiet house was exactly what you needed. Congratulations in advance!

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  3. I love that you are already looking and planning ahead! And I'm looking forward to your posts on Advent! Great job on stretching and sticking it out... it's Day 31 and you did it!

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  4. Congrats! I love the linkup idea. I love Advent too. You did it! Congrats!

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  5. Each of the posts I've read of your series have really pulled at hidden places in my heart. Increasing Capacity. What a bold yes to God. Thank you for saying your yesses and blessing the rest of us in the process.

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    1. That means so much to me. Thanks.

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