Blogging challenges are, well, challenging. Not only do you have to write thirty days' worth of posts, but you have to schedule them on the right day at the right time without forgetting. (I almost did this time!) That said, though, I enjoy writing posts about topics chosen by others. It's a chance to spread my writing wings, so to speak.
But the question isn't did I enjoy the challenge. It's when will I do another one. I'd like to do one more often than I have in the past so I'm considering a holiday blogging challenge around the 1st of December.
For now, though, I'll go back to my regular blogging schedule which is, usually, about once a week. These fingers and this brain needs a break! I hope you've enjoyed these past thirty days, though, and I hope you'll stick around for the musings yet to come!
Years ago, I'm talking over twenty years ago, I picked up a book because I really liked the cover. It was a hologram and so cool. Take a look.
The book description pulled me in as well so I thought I'd give it a try. From the first chapter, I was hooked. A Scottish ghost and a modern-day woman are trapped together in the same castle. There is destiny, romance, engaging dialogue, and humor.
I've lost count of the number of times I read this book. There was just something about it that made me keep reaching for it on my shelf. Nowadays, I don't read much adult romances as my interests have changed, but I believe I could pick this one up again and still get lost in it.
Another easy post for me. For as long as I can, I want to travel and not necessarily to exotic locations. I love to go, be it a small town an hour from my house or one of the coldest towns I know. (St. Ignace, MI)
One of my goals is to travel to all of the states. I've already been to twenty-seven of them!
So as long as I have the money and the physical ability, I'll keep leaving my hometown to explore other parts of this world.
I've been eating low-carb since February. At first, it was a bit of a bummer because I couldn't have ice cream. Then I discovered Halo Top. Folks, this stuff is worth the price. The cookies and cream is honestly the best. Even if I could eat regular ice cream, I'd still stay with Halo. Try it! I'll be surprised if you don't like it!
Today's post asks the question: What ten people, living or dead, would you love to have dinner with and why? This question always makes me think. I imagine it's best to choose people I can't have dinner with or maybe I've never had dinner with before, but there are many people I've known over the years that I'd love to see again, to chat with them over a meal. I couldn't pass up an opportunity to tell get the chance to tell someone I love them again or to simply talk to them.
At any rate, here are the ten people I've chosen. Some I've known; others I wish I had; and still others, I wish I could.
I don't think regrets are useful. It does no good to look back at life and wish I had done something differently. What if I had done what I thought I should have done? Would I still know the people I know? Still have the life I have now?
That said, though, everyone has tiny regrets. I might regret wearing a certain blouse, going to see a movie, or even taking the route I took home. Those are minor, inconsequential things that won't change the overall structure of my life. But, overall, I'm happy with how my life is. I hope you are as well!
I'll admit that I don't cry easily, mainly because I've had to be strong in my life. That strength is both a positive and a negative as it doesn't always allow me to express my emotions fully. But there are two things, besides the most obvious ones like the loss of a loved one or physical injury, that are guaranteed to bring on the waterworks.
Okay, so, today's challenge is if I had a million dollars, how would I spend it. First, that's a lot of money to just spend at any one time. Second, I know myself too well; I wouldn't spend all of it at once. I doubt I'd spend even a quarter of it at once. I might pay off my mortgage, give a lot to my friends, donate some to charity, and take one trip to New Zealand and another to England and all parts of Europe.
However I chose to spend it, I know I wouldn't just blow it. The mere thought makes me cringe! But I would want to help people as much as I could. To do that, I'd have to make the money work for me. I'd invest some and keep some back to live off of in my old age. But the most important thing to me would be making a difference. With a million dollars, I could do that.
I have favorite quotes for each area of my life like motivation, success, love, etc. So while I don't have an overall favorite quote that encompasses everything, I'll share the one that stays on my mind a lot. It's a reminder to me to be grateful for all that I have.
This is another challenging post for me, mainly because I'm inspired by so many people and not just those that are in my daily life. I'm inspired by people that have overcome challenges, people who never give up, people who do for others, and so many more. And my life is filled with inspiring people. I am so very blessed to have the life that I have and the people that are in it!
Narrowing my list down to three people isn't easy, but these are the three people who have inspired me most recently. I won't use their names because they'd prefer to remain anonymous, I'm sure.
My thoughts, experiences, challenges, and goals. Right here. At least once a week or so. Oh, and opinions, too. Those will definitely come in. Join me!