I Did It!! NaBloPoMo for the Win!

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General Musings

Here it is, November 30, and I FINALLY successfully completed a NaBloPoMo!! This is especially significant considering all that I had going on this month (hence the multiple “here’s a fun photo to look at” posts).

I’ve learned some things from my experience.

  • Dude does not appreciate when blogging overrides quality time with him after the kids are in bed.
  • I just do not have enough time and/or energy some days to write something coherent or interesting.
  • When I push myself a little, I can do more than I thought–a longer post, posting more often, coming up with new topics, etc.
  • I hate posting fluff, and want to take more time to create more meaningful posts, which will involve thought, reflection, and sometimes research.
  • I like making new connections. I’m following new people now, and a bunch of new people are following me. I want to do more of that.
  • Challenges work well for me if I make it past a certain point; if I fall out early, I find it hard to get back in it.
  • I like to write, and want to find time to do it more seriously. That may mean cutting out something else.

All in all, my NaBloPoMo experience has been a positive one. For my personal sanity and sense of self-worth, I don’t think I’m going to attempt it again next month (helllo, Advent + tons of other holiday activities and commitments!), but I may pick it up again in January. I may also “unofficially” try to do it without having signed up, so I won’t feel so bad if life gets in the way.

The Author

I'm a pastor. I believe in radical love and ridiculous grace. I love to sing and sew, and have a shop on Etsy. I'm trying to make my ecological footprint smaller. I have chickens who provide endless entertainment. Oh, and I'm a formerly single mom by choice, son E (born 6/00, placed 11/23/11, adoption finalized 11/21/14) and now making a life with The Dude and his two kids, Girl-E (12/02) and C (9/04). Baby Bumpy due to arrive around 5/25/15! This blog chronicles my thoughts on faith, family, and the wild adventure we call Life!

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