31 days of reflection {day 23} dare to write

October 23, 2014Karen Courcy

rsz_writers-block*I am also using this as the Five Minute Friday word Dare*

It’s now day “23” on the 31 days of writing challenge, and I am brain fried from so many words and thoughts!

I didn’t realize how hard this was going to be, but somehow I have kept plugging away at it because I want to complete something that is a challenge.

I feel like this was life’s dare to do something different! I have a tight schedule and writing for 31 days certainly is and has been a challenge.

I have already been behind the writing days 3 times, and almost gave up at least twice, but something has kept me going. . . and here I am, day 23 and I am still connecting and finding ways to put my thoughts out to my writing.

I feared that this 31 day challenge would take away from the theme and feel of my blog.

I began to notice that my regulars are not reading as much because I am posting every single day vs. the once a week I was writing, and I can’t say I don’t blame them; as I don’t even have time to read others blogs every day.

I started to wonder if this was the right choice and maybe I am doing my blog more harm than good.

I got ready to tell everyone that I was going to throw in the towel – that maybe this wasn’t for me . . . . but then, I started to meet new people from all walks of thinking. People began stopping at my blog who knew nothing of my healing and began becoming interesting.

It’s been an amazing journey even though writing every day has had it’s challenges.

This 31 days of reflection has dared me to do something very different and that is to give up a little of my busy day to stretch myself into more wisdom and more connection with others and that is beauty of this challenge.

8 more days and I will have reached the milestone of this amazing hard crazy every day challenge! I can’t wait to finish and say “I did it and I met some great people along this path of writing”.

How is the 31 day challenge daring you to be? Have you thought of giving up when it got too hard?

Keep connecting… keep writing … keep daring to be different!


  • Jackie

    October 24, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    I am so glad you didn’t give up. I am a few days behind (Well alot) on readying yours, but I have the emails to go back and read when I have time from your posts. I am four days behind, but I will get caught up!

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      Awww Thank you Jackie.. wow that means a lot to me. Thank you for this nice comment and connecting 🙂 I am also glad I didn’t give up – for reasons just like this.

  • M.B. Sanok

    October 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Glad you haven’t given up! I think this serves as both a confidence builder and practice for your writing. You’re inspiring me to take up this type of challenge. Keep going! 🙂

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      Hey There!!! I appreciate you stopping by and helping to keep the encouragement going!

  • Barbie

    October 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    I love your writing, and thankful you continued. I haven’t had much time to read, nor write, with the overwhelming changes in my life. But knowing I can go back to your posts in my reader any time gives me great joy! Have a blessed weekend.

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      Aww Thank you Barbie!!! that is sweet of you. I agree, I am going to LOVE being able to go back and read all these great blogs once the challenge is over. There are so many great blogs out there! Thank you for reminding me that its worth the forward path of writing.

  • thisquiethour

    October 24, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    it is difficult! I think that a lot of readers are just behind–i know that i am way behind on reading blogs i always read!

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM

      🙂 I think the fact that everyone is trying is encouraging in itself!! we can do this!!! I read your blog part 1 .. look forward to reading part 2 🙂 thank you for stopping by my blog.

  • brennhay

    October 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    I too am doing the 31 day challenge. I have found it to be my escape from the busyness in my schedule. Some days I didn’t write for even five minutes, but I did it! Glad you are sticking with it!! And glad I found you today!

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      Aww Well thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my blog and encouraging me 🙂 I guess I can look at it that way as well “a way to escape” never thought of it that way. Thank you

  • airman2mom

    October 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    It was a lot harder than I expected, but like you I have met some amazing people. I loved the way you ended this, keep writing…keep daring to be different. Great encouragement. 🙂

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      Hey There 🙂 …. Thank You! always nice to see you stopping by and connecting 🙂

  • Nics Cahill

    October 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    You are brave for keeping going, well done! I am glad you haven’t stopped, there is power in just showing up day after day and doing the work. Pleasure to stop by your blog today, I am looking forward to hanging out for a while, and reading your words.

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM

      Hi! welcome and thank you for stopping by and reading and connecting. This is what I mean by “meeting new people” .. it’s great, worth all the hard work!

  • maryclareevans

    October 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Karen, this challenge has been more demanding than I ever imagined. But “meeting” others on line and finding so many wonderful blogs has been incredible. Only 7 more days, we can do this.

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      Hi Mary .. yes, so true so true.. it’s a blessing and a curse.. it’s hard work; but one that comes with many good blessings. Like meeting you and everyone who has come to my blog – I am blessed!

  • hopeful50

    October 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    I have not been tempted to give up but I definitely agree with you that this has been a challenge. It has stretcchheed me in many ways. I believe we will all miss the community we have enjoyed!

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      Yes! I do miss the way my writing theme used to be, but I do notice I am meeting some incredible people along the way. It’s a blessing and a curse 🙂 ….. thank you for stopping by and reading.

  • karrileea

    October 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    I love that you didn’t give up my friend… for us, yes – but mostly for you! One more week to go! We can do this!!! xoxo

    1. KarenBeth

      October 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Thank you 🙂 I so appreciate the connection and support.. this is what keeps me going 🙂

  • iwillbloom

    October 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    I popped through from this weeks FMF and am so glad I did. Off to explore your blog more now [As you point out, the community aspect of blogging has also, for me, been a really great,really unexpected, reward]

    1. KarenBeth

      October 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM

      thank you so much and thank you for stopping by and reading my blog and connecting with me! I look forward to having you here more 🙂

  • Anonymous

    November 13, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    You’re a pretty amazing person, you set a great example, and you are truly loved 🙂

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