It’s November 30th. The last day of the challenge I took on without thinking it all the way through. A blog post a day for the whole month? Oh, why not, right?
A bunch of people went along on the same ride, and I had the opportunity to get to know them better through their writing. In fact, I refer to some of these troupers as “friends I haven’t met.”
Looking back, it’s kind of fun to see how the month unfolded. Sure, there are a few recycled pieces– but only a couple of recipes. And some days became brief photo essays–of cocktails I have loved, or a snowy front porch in Syracuse, or that sweet baby.
I wrote about what it felt like to be a mom with little kids, or a young wife–or a twelve year old girl. There were only a couple of rants. Not bad over the course of 30 days.
I remembered two friends and a President, now gone.
My dad in his army uniform on Veteran’s day.
Me in a dumb pilgrim hat made from a doily and a paper bag on my birthday.
I got to tell a few treasured anecdotes–about some worms, and about a special dinner (two separate stories) and put together some mixtapes.
On Thanksgiving I took the opportunity to be thankful. I wrote about the day I learned first-hand what it feels like to be in a burning room, and expressed thanks that someone else is doing that job instead of me.
I had time to reflect on where I’m from and how much I enjoy trains.
And as a bonus, today I get to share my grandson’s excitement about puddles.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a month.
I’ve appreciated the comments and the “likes” when people have been kind enough to stop by and let me know you were here. I tried to do the same, reaching out to the friends I don’t know (yet).
I’m thankful it’s over.
So here’s to the November bloggers everywhere. Cheers–and see you in December.
So great spending the month with you, Risa! We’ll have to do it again sometime!
Huge congratulations this is a huge accomplishment, as fellow bloggers we certainly appreciate the effort involved..
Thanks! I’m ready for a little break. 🙂