Perserverance

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#SOL16 Day 31

Perserverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~ Walter Elliot

Well here it is day 31, and I did it! I wrote and posted every day for 31 days. If you would have asked me back on March 1st if I thought I was going to finish, I would have undoubtedly said yes. You know how it is when you are all excited and just beginning a new project. But, if you asked me that same question on the 15th or the 25th, the answer would probably have been, I’m not sure.

Sticking to something for 31 days is definitely a challenge. Some nights I was so tired or not feeling well. Other days I was frustrated because I couldn’t think of something to write about, or I kept dismissing all my ideas as lame. Once in awhile I didn’t want to drag myself upstairs to the computer. The key to my finishing I believe is that I tried to take it one day at a time, one blog post at a time. I tried to draw inspiration from the incredible teachers who also took on this challenge.

I am proud of myself. I feel accomplished and am left wanting more. Wanting to be a part of this challenge forced me to create the blog I have only had rolling around in my head for the past year or two. It made me step out of my comfort zone.

I am grateful to the many people who took the time to respond to my writing. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I hope to continue to follow many of your blogs. You are all a source of inspiration and make me want to be a better writer and teacher.

7 thoughts on “Perserverance

  1. I’ve been doing this since March 2012 and each year there is both a sense of relief that I finished and a sense of emptiness on April 1. Hopefully, Tuesdays tap you on the shoulder every week and remind you to write something.

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  2. At the beginning. excitement carries you. Then you come to that first day when no idea seems to be the right one, and you ask yourself if you really are going to finish. You keep going, and when Day 31 arrives, the sense of accomplishment and gratitude for what you have learned make you truly glad you did it.Look forward to seeing you around on Tuesdays.

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  3. Congrats! Writing every day for a month is hard work and you did it! Celebrate! I hope you will continue to write on Tuesday each week. This month of writing is a nice way to begin a habit of writing each week!

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    1. Thanks! I am planning to post on Tuesday each week. I want to try and read and respond to some blogs that I didn’t get to this month. I learned so much from each writer.

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