31 Days {Day 11, 12, & 13} – Being GOOD enough!

BOKwwUR-FaceBook-CoverI am writing 3 days at one time as I have had a couple of days of downtime, literally, emotionally, and some out of my control.

For the past couple of days, my blog server has been down for maintenance off and on and I haven’t been able to update my blog on the time it was up and running, and when I did have time, the network was down.

I freaked out at first, but then I let it be okay! It’s good enough that I am working hard to write for the 31 days, and sometimes things are out of your control.

I also had a dear friend coming in from out-of-town and stayed with me for the past 6 days, and I really wanted to focus my time on her – although I did try to write the 31 days in between.

My Friend left early this morning to the airport and I am taking this day to get caught up on writing, and many other things.

I think sometimes we don’t allow ourselves to be okay with things that don’t work out as they plan.

When my friend first got here, I panicked wondering when I would have time to post my 31 days, and not only that but run my group “together we blog” and at the same time keeping up with ‘Tuesday at Ten” and everything else I am involved in!

When the network went down and my blog was offline off and on the past couple of days, it was then I said “this is whats going on, and me writing a blog for 3 days will have to be good enough!” .. we can’t always be in control of what is in front of us, so it’s up to us to let that be okay and keep moving forward.

The 31 writing day challenge is not about being perfect or having our writing posted exactly before midnight “or else” .. this is a writing challenge that shows us, life does get in the way, and more important things do happen, but we can still work around those challenges and still write and be a part of.

This 31 days is about letting it be good enough for the blogs we do write; knowing we are doing an incredible job every day to writeย  and connect with others. It’s not here to make us perfect, but yet show the times we fall short as well.

That’s what the 31 day writing challenge is for me … it’s about being ME, living the life I am in – even if I miss a day or two; having to write a couple of days together.

I know many people who are struggling to stay above water in this 31 day challenge and stressing out over it.. you just have to let it go and do the best you can, because your writing and your thoughts are GOOD enough!

Sometimes you just have to let the “down time” be okay, whether it’s for yourself or out of your control.

I will continue to keep writing, and if I fall short a day or 2 because life got in the way, well that is okay too because it’s GOOD ENOUGH to be right where I am in – in the middle of life’s grace and life’s mess.

4 comments

  1. Thank you my friend, for permission to just let it go! Loved seeing the photos of you and your friend together. Beautiful memories made I am sure.

  2. Karen, these were perfect words to read today! I think I have been stressing over not getting the posts done “in time”…that is why the “midnight hour” would find me still at the keyboard!

    It IS OK TO HAVE DOWN TIME! And, I am so glad you have taken some, and that you are OK with it! I am OK with it! We are all OK with it!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful words and allowing us all a chance to “find the grace within”…for it IS there!

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