I wanted to force myself to take the time out of my life and to do something for me.
So far, I have succeeded.
It hasn't always been easy, nor has it been convenient. But I didn't expect it to be either of those things. They don't call it the Summer Blog Challenge for nothing.
Some of my posts have been mundane. Some have been fillers. Some have been well-thought and even time consuming. But they've all got one common thread- they were written on the day that that they were posted, which corresponded to the number of days that I've been participating in the challenge so far.
But now I've hit a bit of glitch in my plans. You see, part of being able to complete a summer blog challenge is, well, being able to blog. And for that to happen, one needs internet access. This is usually not a problem. Even from the hotel room on our staycation, I was able to hook onto wifi and get my post out on the world wide web. However, this weekend we are heading camping. And, the kind of camping we do doesn't come with free wireless access. To be honest, I'm not even sure it comes with cell phone reception...
So I will not be able to post for the next three days. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be spent away. Away from the city. Away from technology. Away from my every day stresses.
But I committed to myself that I would write. Daily. And I intend on keeping my word.
So, every day, I will faithfully write my post du jour.
They will all be posted with the time and date that they were written, so that I can look back and remember that, even though it may not have been conventional, I did stick to my commitment.
I am proud of myself. It's been a long time since I've done something for myself.
And I'm not giving up on it now.
See y'all on Sunday.
This blog is part of the 2012 Summer Blog Challenge (31 posts in 31 days). To follow along with my fellow writers, visit their blogs: