Here I am, on the first of October, in the wee hours of morning, still inwardly debating whether to go down this path, whether to commit myself to 31 Days of blog posts in October again this year.
Last year was actually fun, and fulfilling, even though I had to figure in a weekend away on retreat without internet service. This year I’ll have two time periods when I’ll be without internet; so it’s even more of a challenge. But that almost makes me want to rise to the occasion even more.
I’ve also spent a lot of time trying to figure out a theme for this year.
I really enjoyed doing the collage challenge last year, but my camera’s operational state is iffy (battery leak and resulting corrosion, oh my!), and it doesn’t happen to be with me right now, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to post pics of collages, if I do have time to create them. So, I need a different theme this year. I hope, however, to include collages, at least part of the time.
Last year also, as October progressed, the desire grew in me to write on a particular established national theme for this month, DVAM. This is the month set apart to heighten public awareness of domestic abuse and what can be done to stop and prevent it. But I don’t feel at all ready to write thirty-one posts about that yet this year.
But one thing both uncomplicated and worth sharing is the wisdom that has popped up in front of me in the past year, sometimes in surprising settings and from surprising sources. Hopefully I’ll have more new encounters through this month. I’m sticking my neck out by hoping so, because I don’t have 31 bits of wisdom all lined up neat and tidy, and I haven’t yet searched my journals to see how many I recorded there.
So okay, I’m taking a chance, but I’ve decided. My theme this year will be “31 Days of Found Wisdom: Wise Words and Sayings from Expected and Unexpected Places.” Some of the wise words will probaby relate to domestic abuse and its prevention; some blogs will probably be accompanied by collage.
All that is nebulous. But the basic commitment has become clear: to “Write 31 Days”! Onward and upward!
Here, below on this page, is where you will find links to all the posts for this series, appearing as soon as the posts are published: