Change And Challenge

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow and I’m still not entirely sure what I’m going to write. I suppose that only adds to the challenge and it will be an even more satisfying victory when I do complete it. (Fingers crossed on that one.) Wish me luck!

Today is a somber sort of day. The sky is dark, the leaves are (mostly) fallen. It’s these little things in life that bring us the sort of contemplation we don’t always wish to acknowledge, but the kind we often most need to for growth.

Unsure who to credit
Unsure who to credit

In the rain, in the storms of life, that’s when we find out who we truly are.

ChangeI’m beginning to make it sound like I’m going through a rough patch, when, in fact, it’s the exact opposite. I’ve had moments of resisting the change, I’ve had moments I’ve embraced it, and I can tell you from experience, resisting does no good.

Change is a force outside of us, though it’s important that we look within to make sure that any changes made inside still hold true to who we’re meant to be.

Changes can help shape and refine us, provided that we’re willing to do the work within ourselves to smooth our rough edges.

Attitude has so much to do with it. great-attitude-quotes-thoughts-flat-tire-change-best-niceIt’s so important to remain positive even when we can’t see the way out. After all, we’re not going anywhere when we waste all of our time and energy wallowing in self-pity. Of course, there is a time and place for mourning, but that’s a different matter entirely.

So as I spend the day looking inside myself, I’m not happy with everything that I see. This is a great opportunity to weed out all the things I’ve allowed to overgrow and overtake me, and reclaim the person God intended for me to be.

Photo Credit Rose Hill Designs
Photo Credit Rose Hill Designs

I still look out my window and I am so grateful for the life I’m allowed to live. Although I’m different than I once was, and I’m different from who I’m going to be, I’m still happy to be who I am.

Challenges were not meant to overcome us or defeat us, they were meant to refine us. To make us better than we could have been otherwise.

ChallengeI’m very much looking forward to November–the last month of Autumn, the month of Thanksgiving, NaNoWriMo, the month of Christmas preparation, and all the other joys that come along with it. Goodbye, October. (Goodbye, gloom!) Welcome, November. I’m looking forward to sharing your happy face.

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4 thoughts on “Change And Challenge

      1. This is my 4th year. I “won” in 2011 and 2013. I’d planned to write in 2012, and actually started a novel, but life intervened and I only made it to about 15,000 words.

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