In spite of October being one of the craziest months for me this year (31 days of posts, busy real life, finishing my first ever ebook and flying across the country for the fifth time this year to go to Relevant over the past few days), I’ve really enjoyed writing and putting together this series.
I love this season and love the privilege of writing in this space every day. I don’t take that for granted. It is an honor to be able to write about what I love because it reminds me of what I value and what matters most to me. It keeps me focused on the now and living in the moment. It is like therapy! And I love that you all share in the things I love to talk about. Without you, this would be a lonely room, so thank you for being a part of this.
Writing in this place is an interesting experience because while I am loving every minute of sharing seasonal topics, I’m also being stirred up to write things that didn’t fit this series.
So many experiences, thoughts and ideas that came to mind in the midst of the past 31 days. Thoughts about blogging, about creating spaces for living, about finding your passion and living it out in creative ways both at home and in your career. And of course, about finding authenticity and contentment at home.
And, I have so many things I want to talk about and explore more deeply on the topic of my just barely released ebook NOT a DIY Diva! Much more to come!
While this 31 day series is over, it is over simply because October 31 has arrived.
Tomorrow is a new day. We are still in the lovely season of autumn and entering into the holidays. We will continue talking out creating the home we want, right where we are, in this holiday season.
But now I am free to mingle in all those other pressing thoughts and ideas that came to me. I love the freedom I feel as November 1 rolls around! I can write, or not. I can create instead of write. I can talk about the holidays, or not. I can do whatever I want.
I like options.
I also wanted to send a shout out to the lovely 7 other women who came together to inspire 700 others to write their own 31 day series. That is the real power of community!
Blogland does not revolve around the voice of one, but around the community of many.
And of course, you can find the 700 other 31 Day topics here.
The 31 Day ladies:
Nester – 31 Days of
Jen – 31 Days to
Balancing Both Beauty and a Budget
Jessica – 31 Days of Memory Keeping
Melissa: 31 Days:
Sandy: 31 Days of
Darcy: 31 Days of Photo Tips
Emily: 31 Days to
Change the World
Emily: 31 Days of the
It is kind of fun to see the entire list of what I’ve been blogging about for the past 31 days so I’m putting the whole series below so you can catch up on anything you missed!
Day 1: Welcome
Day 2: Plush Pumpkins!
Day 3: Why I Love this Season
Day 7: Creative Memorable Holidays
Day 9: Things to Treasure List
Day 10: Tips for Mantels and Display
Day 11: Tips for Holiday Curb Appeal
Day 15: Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider
Day 17: Cleaning for Christmas
Day 19: Set up a wrapping station
Day 20: Disconnect & Read a Book
Day 22: Fall & Winter Quilts & Blankets
Day 23: pssst….I wrote an ebook.
Day 25 & 26: Holiday Dishes and Tables
Day 27: Sweet Gifts for Giving
Day 28: Tis’ the Season for Cozy Drinks
Day 30: Fall Drive Bys
What are some topics you would like to read about in the upcoming days, weeks and months?