You may have heard about The Nester's annual link-up in October, where people post on a single topic of their choosing for 31 days. I think I first learned about it earlier this year when I discovered Emily Freeman's blog.
And, as often occurs in my life, I decided to join up at the last minute, on a whim, despite a lack of preparation or a full realization of what I'm hoping to get out of it. (And also despite the impending insanity of NaBloPoMo. Because surely I can entertain you every single day for two months, right?)
It started out earlier today as I considered the sad state of my blog. I've only written a handful of posts since May, and I know I need to be writing more. I was scrolling through my blog feed and saw Emily's Day 1 post (I guess folks are starting a day early for some reason?), and I began to think about what sort of topic I could possibly write about for 31 straight days.
(Side note: You don't have to necessarily write something every day. You could post a photo one day, or a quote, or a link to someone else's site that is relevant to your topic.)
Anyway, somehow as the wheels were turning and I was scribbling some random ideas, I kept seeing the word "wait" in my mind's eye. And then I also saw "weight." And then I thought about a book I read recently where each chapter is a series of definitions or reflections on a particular word (and the words for the chapters are ordered alphabetically). And then I started thinking of some of the different definitions and synonyms for these two words rattling around in my head, and I thought:
I can do this.
So during the month of October, I am going to post every single day, and each post will have something to do with "weight" or "wait" (or both), or some synonymous or slightly-related word.
Basically, I'm cheating and not picking a very specific topic. That's okay, right?
I already have a bunch of thoughts branching off of these roots, so hopefully this will be a month full of inspiration and reflection!
Click here to view a list of all my posts for this series. (I will update it with the latest posts at least once a week.)
Make sure you check out some of the other people writing their own 31-Day series here. And just FYI, I put mine in the category called "Too Awesome to Categorize" because I really have no idea where this topic will take me!