Sometimes when I fail to achieve a goal, I can get discouraged and let it rankle. Generally speaking, I have learned to let it go and move on, but every now and then, a failed goal can make me pretty miserable.
My failure to meet my 31 Days challenge this year has been one of those situations. Obviously, I have not published my full 31 posts, and definitely didn’t make it within the month of October — a number of circumstances compiled and conspired against me, and by the end of October, I felt run down and had completely lost my enthusiasm. Don’t get me wrong: I have thoroughly enjoyed going back through my notes from Europe and telling these stories, but to be honest, it turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be.
As I have tried to decide how to handle the remaining topics that I had sketched out for this series, I concluded that I didn’t want to abandon the series altogether, but I couldn’t handle the pressure of trying to force myself to finish before October 31st either, so I took a break (obviously, for anyone who has still been reading — bless you!). Now that we have turned the corner into November, and I’ve had a bit of refreshment, I think I’m ready to continue filling out the final installments, although I will probably do so at a slower pace.
For those of you who told me how much you were enjoying the series — you’re a doll! Thank you so much. My #write31days experience this year did not feel quite as “successful” as I wanted it to be, but I’m excited to still close out the series at a more leisurely pace.
For those of you like me who might get discouraged when you don’t meet a goal, how do you recover and move forward? How do you seek new inspiration? Come join me in the comments!