Reflections on the 15 day challenge
I think anyone who sets out on a challenge always comes out the other end with something different than they expected. I wanted to do the challenge as a way of getting my hand back into blogging and something to fill the gap of my job /distract me as I embarked on maternity leave. Well it did that and more here’s a few highlights:
I’ve completed my M.I.A. for this challenge – I have a plan! *does a dance* It’s a little rough around the edges but the foundation is there for me to build upon. My dream of running my own successful business is one giant leap further.
I’ve blogged pretty much every day for the last 15 days, although I’ve had my blog for a couple of years, this is the most I’ve ever consistently blogged. In fact, I’ve produced more blog posts in this challenge than my entire blogging history. I’ve really enjoyed turning up at my laptop each day and writing. I’ve also got to grips with some of the more technical aspects of blogging which is an added bonus.
I have learned loads about myself. Each challenge has taught me something and made me indirectly look at my blocks and needs, its lead me to find and implement solutions. I recognise my tendency to start things and then get distracted or blocked and then wander off and start something else. It’s still not easy to get past this habit but I recognise it and realise that the feeling of finishing and accomplishing something is far better than starting over and over and over again.
So what’s next?
Knowing I can show up at the laptop each day and blog made me thoughtful about how I could really do with showing up at my business plan and sewing machine each day to progress my business forward. On my to do list is to work out the finer details of my business plan, write a years worth of mile stones for my business and sew, sew, sew and sew some more. I’m thinking maybe I could do a sewing challenge like the blog challenge? Think how much I could learn!