Friday, October 31, 2014

Gracefully Aging, Day 31: I Did It!!!!

When I began this blogging challenge, Write31Days, a month ago, my blog was lying almost dormant.  I figured, what better way to show myself that I CAN blog regularly, than to be obligated to blog every single day for a month?

I chose the topic "Gracefully Aging," because that is my goal at this stage of my life.  To be honest I found so many resources and angles, I probably could have enough material to blog for two monnths and not just one.  But...whew!...I'm glad I don't have to.

Will I blog every day from now on?

No.  That's a burden that I don't think is even necessary.  My blog readership isn't that big, even though it has increased substantially during this challenge.  I don't have thousands of readers hanging onto my every word.

I blog mostly for the pleasure of it.  It's like having my own little's an area where I can be creative in a fun way.

But I will definitely blog more than I was doing before this challenge.

I've learned I can commit to something and see it through to the end...and that's a great feeling!

If you found me through this challenge, I hope you'll continue to stop by here.  One of the best things about this challenge is finding some really wonderful blogs that I don't want to lose touch with.

It was from one of my fellow challengees that I found the quote I'm going to leave you with. Charity of The Wounded Dove posted this as part of her topic, Falling in Love with the Journey.  It's a quote from a Reader's Digest article.  Although it pertains to marriage, I think it fits perfectly with the concept of aging gracefully:

Part of being a happy man is to never lose the boy within; the same goes for women – there is the spirit of a young girl inside, no matter how many wrinkles edge the eyes. Maintaining a childlike love of life, laughter, nature, and each other is the real secret to a perpetually blessed relationship. It is also living in the present, not the past. In the completion stage of marriage, there is never a belief that the best times are over – they should always be today and tomorrow.
To those of you who visited my blog and commented during this challenge. THANK YOU.  It's been a great experience.  It's injected me with a new enthusiasm for blogging.  I hope you'll keep coming back!

I just finished  "31 Days: A Writing Challenge,"  in which I've been blogging on the subject of Gracefully Aging every day during the month of October.  Click the button below for inks to each post in the challenge!


Measi said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge (and I'm thrilled you found enough material to keep you going, if need be!). Enjoy the continued blogging journey, stress-free!

- Melissa

Unknown said...

Yay!! Congratulations on making it all the way through the challenge. My younger sister was doing my halloween make-up and I kept noticing all the signs of "aging", and I kept saying, "It's ok, I'm Gracefully Aging." Thanks for your series! And you absolutely made my day by linking to my blog today. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I think it's exciting when a challenge like this reignites the flame to keep writing. You made it! Look forward to the next step of your journey.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge, Cindy! You blog allowed me to become more comfortable with aging and even embrace it. I'll be coming back. Thanks for posting :)

Kasses said...

Congrats on finishing! I love the quote about the child within. Life really is more fun when we don't lose touch with our young and fun side! :)

Cheryl said...

I really enjoyed your series. Congratulations on finishing!

Sarah Marie said...

You chose such a lovely topic -- one that is relevant to almost anyone! Isn't it great to have come to the end and realize that, instead of running out of material, you have more than you ever thought you could?? Congrats!

Lisa said...

I've enjoyed reading along. Thanks for a great topic! Bless you as you move along your journey!!

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