31 Days {Day 2} ???? Taking The First Step

October 2, 2015Karen Courcy

one-step-at-a-time2When I decided to take on this 31 day challenge I was unsure of what I was getting myself into, or if i would be able to take on the challenge once is began!

But then a quote came to mind:

“the hardest part of any journey is taking that first step”

It’s all about the first step; taking that first step when you can’t see the whole staircase ahead of you – trusting that the steps you are getting ready to take are filled with connection vs isolation.

Maybe this step is the hardest one; taking that plunge not knowing what I am plunging into, but maybe realizing “wait, it’s not as bad as I thought”.

I am sure I will struggle just as everyone else doing the 31 day challenge like – Time – Thoughts – getting the daily writing in on time before midnight – hitting writers block – getting brain craps 2 weeks into the challenge – all to be expected, but the kind of struggle I worry about is getting out of the water before it gets warm and comfortable enough to enjoy it.

Not writing for months I would have to say maybe its about sticking it out until I find that connection again.

My therapist always reminds me that connection is found in the ability to use my voice to be heard, and in that hearing is where the connection is most powerful. I think taking on this 31 day challenge is about using my voice again to find my way back to what I truly believe defines me, and that is :writing and using my voice to connect to others.

I can’t promise it will be perfect, and some days I will fall short of finding the exact words I look to write about, but what I have learned the most is “I am good enough, and this is good enough”.

So, here I am.. day 2, taking the step out and into the very place I have missed most – my blog and writing and the ability to connect to myself, to God and others who are on this journey with me.


  • Helen Tisdale

    October 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Karen, you are going to do just fine! I’m so excited for you for stepping out! It makes people like me, the wannabe’s the will to step out too!

    1. Karen Courcy


      October 3, 2015 at 10:26 AM

      Thank you SO MUCH Helen! your words touch my heart today in so many ways.. thank you for supporting this journey of mine! I am blessed to know you.

  • Barbara

    October 2, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    You will persevere; you will share your voice with others who will encourage you along the way. You will do what you can in this challenge; and each day you will get stronger and stronger; surer and surer of your words! And you will encourage others along the way just as they will encourage you…because that is what this community of bloggers do: encourage!

    Proud of you for stepping out and doing this challenge…you will do what you can do! And, there is no “perfect” because it will be YOUR VOICE!

    Just a bit of encouragement from your #1 Cheerleader!!! Rah Rah Rah!! Go Go Go!!

    1. Karen Courcy


      October 3, 2015 at 10:33 AM

      Always my supporter .. thank you Barbara … I will get stronger with each day I write .. that’s why I decided to do this. I can’t wait to see where this takes me.

  • Jackie S

    October 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    You can do this. Yes, it will be hard but you have made it through harder times, and this is just one more step on the journey to becoming 😉

    1. Karen Courcy


      October 3, 2015 at 10:34 AM

      Thank you Jackie! Nice to see you here! Yes one more step back. I think each day it will get easier emotionally … feeling good about it so far 🙂 ..

      Thank you for stopping by

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