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Blogtober Recap and Takeaways

The challenge of Blogtober has come and gone. I am pleased to acknowledge my full 31 day participation. This was my main reason to join in on this fabulous Helene and Taylor Link Up, so I feel all elated, like after any good marathon.

This provided me something to look forward to and every night I would try to get my post ready for publishing in the AM. Some nights, well, my bed won the debate, thus causing me to get up and be sure to write a good post at the start of my day. Let me just say, this required a 30 minute earlier than normal wake up time.

There were about 3 topics I didn't know what to say. I remember I went to bed so disappointed when the first prompt that I was like uh-oh, this 31 days straight may not happen because I have nothing to say, occurred. But as any good writer's block happens, it cleared. An "I'll face it in the morning" approach worked in my favor. The post in question, about my funniest memory from childhood, ended up being one of my very favorites. Funny how that works.

I told my self to take the weekend and not write. I needed a rejuvenation. I slept in, worked out, baked, did laundry. I was very lackadaisical and content with enjoying the day as it came, both Saturday and Sunday. We have been extra busy lately with various events between both Hunter and I, so it was needed to soak up some R&R. I even napped on Saturday. Get! Out!

And because it's a Monday, for your entertainment:

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Until we meet again,
M



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  1. thank you so so much for joining along the way! it was so much fun!!

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