When my great blogging buddy Beth Hewitt contacted me several weeks ago about the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, I was hesitant to even read about it. What came to my mind was “Another thing to do?” But what happened was this kept tugging at my mind.
Well, If you know me, once I get that little red flag, I have to face it and see what it is REALLY all about. So I sat in a quiet place and reviewed all the excuses I had not to do this.
EXCUSES!!! I don’t like it when my mindset goes into the excuse mode.
Deep breath…deep breath. I focused on what would drive me to blog every day. What exactly would make me happy about doing it.
What came to my mind was swimming. For years, I didn’t swim because I was almost drowned as a child. Oh I enjoyed it before that. I high dived, and you couldn’t get me out of the water. But one day, it occurred to me that I had to face that fear because I was missing out on the enjoyment of swimming.
I challenged myself. I joined a gym where they had a pool. Mind you, I would start panicking if my feet couldn’t touch the bottom of the pool. So I started slowly, only swimming to a spot where my feet could touch the ground, all the while pretending that they couldn’t. Long story short: I can swim again! I am no longer afraid. That is a breakthrough.
When my mind says no, you can’t, you shouldn’t, it brings up a red flag for me. So here I am, in a blogging challenge for the next 30 days.
What is the motivation? Well, I would have to say competition. Not with anyone else, but with myself. That’s the best competition! Plus Beth Hewitt has been around a long time and she is a well respected blogger.
So place your bets my friends and let’s see if I can do this!
Oh…By the way, you can join me if you like by going here: