Last post: April 15th / Challenge #213.
Fast forward a bit over five months to September 23rd / Challenge #236, and you’ve reached me at another crossroad of ‘Where did the time go?’ and ‘What happened to that weekly blog posting and personal challenge of completely a year’s worth of Diva Challenges?’ There are no words.
No sense in beating myself up over lost time and incomplete goals. Once again, I’m saying today is a new day and it’s about what I do today to make today a success…and then tomorrow…and then the day after that…and the day after that. Focus on each day as a new challenge to do my best and meet my goals, for that day and that day alone. I will say though, I feel this blog is a bit like exercise, once you stop the practice, it’s easier to make excuses as to ‘why’ than it is to simply jump back in. Maybe if I break it down into daily successes and goals, I won’t find it too difficult, or embarrassing, to pick it back up the next day in order to make that day a success.
Don’t get me wrong, there have been ALOT of wonderful things happening on this side of the computer screen. Teaching schedules have picked up, there are new venues wanting to be added to the schedule, proposals are still on the street for approval, new proposals go out daily, new classes and workshops are being created, art has been selling…things are great! But that doesn’t excuse the fact that I had a goal, and I let myself down on that goal (and if we’re honest, on some others as well).
So, as I jump from Spring right into Fall, I will not go back, but instead, pick up from this week’s challenge and move forward. Because, that is the only direction I am able to go. No regrets, just lessons. Lessons of daily successes and goals. Didn’t have a successful day? No worries. Tomorrow is a new day with a new set of goals and successes. Just like anyone can exercise for 30 min. if we so choose to, anyone can accept the successes and yes, even failures of a single day.
Challenge #236 – tangle on something unexpected, something you wouldn’t ordinarily tangle on. I usually don’t cheat and look at others’ submissions before I complete mine, but I have to admit, today I did. Some people definitely found ‘unexpected’ in a very unique way. From a box of Corn Flakes that made even this Lucky Charm lover interested in Corn Flakes, to a cantaloupe. Yes, you read correctly…a cantaloupe. Well…I chose a piggy bank. Probably not that unique, but since I don’t ordinarily use my IDentiPen, I chose one of the many free piggy banks that my daughter was unloading, and I was the lucky recipient of, and decided to give it a whirl. Here is my unexpected:
A Challenge completed after a five month hiatus for no apparent reason, with a future of daily successes. Life is good.