Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I guess I'm back (July Challenges)

I was going to end this blog.

I had decided, on the drive home from college, that I was going to retire it.  It seemed appropriate, seeing as I started this endeavor near the beginning of my time in school.  Besides, half my motivation had been to see if I could make any money through Google Adsense, and that hardly worked out (I made the quota of ad money, but never received my check).

My thought had been to write some quirky funny post about things I learned in college, as a way of finishing it.  But it's July now.  I graduated nearly a month and a half ago, it's a little late for that, and I still don't have ideas.

However, when asking friends for advice for a monthly challenge for July (since I did none in June and failed my only challenge for May), the advice I got was not only to do a certain challenge, but to blog about it.

So, knowing that at least 2 people will faithfully read what I write, blog about it I will!

I've got two main challenges this month.

1.  A happy journal.  This summer so far has been kind of rough, and this month especially will be difficult (various reasons, most predominantly that my boyfriend is moving to another state at the end of the month, for who knows how long).  As a way of counteracting that and hopefully helping myself keep a positive attitude, I'm going to keep a journal every night only of good things that happened that day (or, good things in general if I can't think of any for the day).  Then I'll be blogging at the end of the week about the highlights.  If this goes well, I may try to keep it up, but I'll stick to a month for now.

2.  Walking!  I had been planning on making my goal for July to run every day, but last week, I thought I'd try it out first.  My hope had been to ultimately run around the block (1 mile).  I got all ready to run, headed out the door, started running, and before I'd made it to the first turn, I was out of breath.  Like... hurt to breathe how am I gonna get back home out of breath.  So that backfired badly.  (Granted - it was up a steep hill.)  However, I have a new pair of hiking boots that needs breaking in, so I think I'll do a daily walking, just so I can get those used to being used (woooo homophones).  Maybe I can even speedwalk and try to push my time around the block.  We'll see.

So there you have it.  July has goals.  We'll see what August brings.  I know come November, my goal will be writing a novel!  That one I'm excited about, for sure.


  1. If you decide you want to give the running another shot and want a running buddy, let me know. :)

  2. Goal: Go to Seattle and hang out with Rachel?