How has it already become October of this very swiftly moving year of 2011? All of a sudden there’s only three months left in the year to reach all of the goals I set out to accomplish, and let’s face it- those goals have been significantly derailed as of late. (More on that in a later “self-indulgent post about Riki” that you know you love).
Although life has careened out of my control and onto a path not of my choosing, I am always in control a few things, and for the month of October I have decided that I will take charge of my creative output. I am currently enrolled full-time in school and sometimes allow my scholastic endeavors (okay- and my network television and Sports Center addiction) to get in the way of my more creative accomplishments. Thanks to Michelle Schaeffer (visit her at http://michelleshaeffer.com/) and the Ultimate Blog Challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com/), I have the perfect opportunity to do this using my blog as a vehicle for all of this so-called ingenuity.
This is not the first time I have signed up for this challenge, but it will be the first time that I have ever completed it. Yes, that’s an awfully bold statement, but I’m finding lately that the only way to be held accountable for my actions is to make those bold statements. They must be made out loud, and in writing. Not for anyone else’s benefit, but for my own. I have no reasons to not be successful. This is a wonderful opportunity to reach a goal with a wonderful community of bloggers behind me, and I am taking it.
The challenge is to post one blog post per day every day in the month of October. Will I miss a day? The Magic 8 Ball says “It is likely.” Will I try my best to come up with interesting content worthy of my reader’s valuable attention? Absolutely. In the past I have gone into the challenge willy-nilly with the idea that I will just sit down every day and write an intriguing post. Who was I kidding? This kind of endeavor takes planning! So, planning is what I have done. I have my trusty notebook with each day planned out with ideas. Some posts are already written; some are outlined and ready for development. I am ready!
I did consider having this introductory post as my first on the first day of October, but I have posted it in advance in hopes that I will inspire some of you to join me in this challenge. Maybe you won’t be blogging with me, but maybe it is your day to start a 31-day challenge of your own. Maybe it will be the “31 Days of Meditation Challenge,” or the “No Soda Pop Challenge of October.” Whatever you decide to make better in these next 31 days, I hope that you share your thoughts and successes with me here!
So, off we go on this October 2011 adventure! I hope you enjoy the journey!