As September wraps up, I’m excited for October. It’s the magical month of pumpkins, crunchy leaves, crisp air...and the Write 31 Days challenge. For the past four years, I’ve participated in this online event and I thoroughly enjoy the stretch of writing every single day for an entire month.
Not familiar with Write 31 Days? Here’s a little background.
As a result of my 2016 challenge topic, (Simply 50- refining life for the next decade) I’ve spent the past year looking at my life and myself under a zoom lens.
Quite frankly, it was terrifying at times!
I’ve been relentlessly inquisitive in an attempt to identify and tweak the areas of my life that I felt needed reworking.
And then, a few weeks ago, I journeyed to Vermont to attend a week-long women’s retreat. NINE Revolution.
It was the very best thing I have ever done for myself.
If you’d like to know more...NINE.
If retreats aren’t your jam but you're a little intrigued and want to be inspired by cool women...you can follow @nineforwomen on Instagram.
Before NINE, I had a slightly different idea for my Write 31 Days subject. But after a week of deep self-exploration and unbelievably powerful female bonding...I’ve changed lanes.
As a result, this year’s topics will include things I’m certain of at this stage in my life, as well as subjects and ideas that I’m deeply curious about and currently exploring. Most of the topics I’ll cover were already bubbling up inside of me...but some came about solely because of NINE.
My goal is to make each day’s topic as relevant and relatable as I can...and to maintain a somewhat cohesive flow throughout the entire month.
Big ask. I know. We’ll see how it goes:-)
I’m hopeful that some of what I share here will resonate with you and provide a bit of encouragement or validation to your life experiences.
If even one day’s subject hits home and guides you or makes you say, ‘Yes, that!’...then the pressure of creating a fresh post every day will have been so worth it.
To see what I’ve explored in previous years...please click below for a complete list of that October’s 31 posts….
31 Days of-
Simple Style (2015)
Simply 50 (2016)
I’ll be using an A-Z format again this year. I’m a rule follower. I like clearly defined boundaries, so this method helps to keep me on track as I sit to write each day.
My plan is to approach each day as a 30 minute free write...letting my inner wisdom guide my keystrokes swiftly and with little editing (so thank you in advance for some slack;-). Since I’m often compelled to write for hours...this timed method will help me to remain available for the other areas of my life where I like to focus my attention...my marriage, my children, my work, my health, etc.
A few pre-challenge admin items...
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you could just file the posts and read them later:)
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Thanks for the love. I can feel it.
I'm excited to share the coming month with you. I always love reading your comments...so please don't hesitate to offer your story or thoughts or two cents.
Go wrap up the final hours of September doing something you love!
Hello, I'm Kristen.
As a personal stylist,