Hello November! I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to turkey and sweet potatoe casserole in my not too distant future. I am a huge fan of Thanksgiving, but before I officially get on the “gobble gobble” train, I want to revisit some of the lessons learned in October.
- Apple rolled out wi-fi calling, which has saved me from bad cell reception purgatory while I am at work. Hallelujah!
- I am slightly addicted to Etsy. This is my latest purchase for our home from JodiMarieDesigns:
- The new movie Woodlawn is based on the life of someone I know personally! I learned Tony Nathan is an awesome dad and husband when his girls were in my class years ago.
- If you go to Paneras late and ask them to give you the muffins for free, you might just go home really happy.
- I plunged into Periscope in October and survived. [Insert scream of fear here.] Note: Periscope might not auto save your broadcasts (even if you have it set up to do so), so signing up for Katch is a good idea as a back up. If you’d like a little #PrayBig inspiration, check out my October scopes on my You Tube page. Find me on Periscope here.
- I joined Laura’s book club on The Right to Write and discovered that I love reading books about writing!
- Reading a book on writing while you do a 31-day writing challenge will inspire you to push through and keep writing. Here are some of my new “writing mottos” thanks to Julia Cameron and the #write31days challenge:
- When we forget ourselves, it’s easy to write (p. 11).
- Don’t try to write something perfect; just write (p. 15).
- Writing doesn’t always have to know where it’s going (p. 22).
- Accept your writing as permanent, a person you are in love with who has good days and bad days, cranky days and euphoric ones. Let your writing be itself. Give it love and it will surprise you (p. 36).
- Writing is what we make from the broth of our experience (p. 65).
- Men do the “nesting” thing, too — except they do it in the yard and the garage. Here is the bird feeder on steroids my hubby just acquired for our backyard:
- It’s a good idea to have a techy person to help you with your blog — especially if your blog disappears in the middle of your 31-day writing challenge. I’m so thankful for Arthur at Outstanding Setup.
- November will sneak up on you if you aren’t paying attention. I don’t want any more days slipping by unnoticed, so this month I am going to be Counting My Blessings from A to Z every day on Facebook. I hope you will join me.
Let’s Talk: What did you learn in October?
I am sharing “Lesssons Learned in 3-D: Fall Revisited” and joining like-minded sisters at Chatting at the Sky, #write31days, Give Me Grace, Still Saturday, The Weekend Brew, Spiritual Sundays, Faith-Filled Friday, Blessing Counters, Live Free Thursday, Tell His Story, Coffee for Your Heart, Testimony Tuesday, Purposeful Faith’s RaRaLinkup, Rich-Faith Rising, Sharing His Beauty, and Playdates with God.