Dear SOL Challenge,
I am grateful to you for so many reasons and we are only half way in. You have been on my mind and want to take this time to express my gratitude and to tell you how I feel about you.
1. I love that several of my co-workers are participating with me. Reading about their lives has given me an insight I would not have had otherwise. I am in awe of their writing styles, different from each other yet distinct. Their writing styles reflect their personalities and it has been a joy to read their blogs. Also, I have the utmost respect for them taking you on at such a busy time of the year. If it were not for you my dear challenge, I would not feel closer to these women that I work with on a daily basis and for that I am grateful.
2. You have made me more aware of my daily life. I am constantly looking for those small moments that inspire me to write. I don't always find them but because of you I do write about something anyways. You have brought personal writing back to my daily life and for that I am grateful.
3. Speaking of personal writing, I must admit that although I have written on my blog each day I have not always been giving it my all. Sometimes, it is because I haven't been inspired. Sometimes, it is because I don't have the time that day. But mostly, it is because I have been writing someplace else. Yes, challenge you have inspired me to renew my writing in my daughter's journal. You see when my daughter was born, I started a journal for her. I would write her a letter each day telling her my feelings, the story of her birth, things she did that day. As time has passed, my journal writing to her has become less frequent. You might have challenged me to write on my blog everyday but I challenged myself to write to her everyday. So far I am succeeding in both! For that dear challenge, I am grateful.
4. As I wrote about in a previous blog, I have a fear of spending money and had been sitting on my MacBook savings for going on 4 months now. Thanks to you and the need to write everyday, I finally bit the bullet. I am writing to you from my new laptop and couldn't be happier. For that, I am grateful.