This year I've decided to join in with 31 Days and make a commitment to write every day for the month of October. It's too easy for me to put writing aside in favor of more "responsible" activities or chores. If I have laundry or dishes to do, (or shows to catch up with on Hulu), I find excuses and think I don't have time to write. No one really has time to write, and yet people with far more responsibilities than I have somehow make the time. So enough of me being lazy. I figure if I actually have a reason or something to write about, perhaps I'll make time for this thing I love.
My topic will be about living in the present moment. Too often I find myself dwelling on the past or alternatively being worried about or excited about the future. I know I would be more content if I simply lived in the moment, and yet I have such a hard time with that. So I'd like to explore this subject, and "force" myself to live in the present for the month of October. This blog will be where I document that. Sometimes I'll just write about our day, and other days I might document what I'm learning throughout this process.
Life is too good to miss out on because I'm not focused on each moment. Ellery is still very small and I don't want to look back on this time and see only a blur. It's hitting me that the next three months are my last with her as my only baby, and I want to fully experience each day so that I can savor the memories.
I'll have to link up later this week once I figure out how to make a button and actually link up. (And now that I think about it, perhaps my topic should be "figuring out the computer/technology side of blogging." Maybe that would make me a better or more consistent blogger...)