personal challenge: october

Last October I was on maternity leave and sleep deprived. This time last year I set my personal challenge to take part in Blogtober and blog every single day for a month. And I only went and did it. Go me.

One year on I am back at work full time, mostly well rested (apart from this week, thanks kids…). I am loving being back at work and am brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for the first time in what feels like forever. Life, both work and home, has never been better or more fun.

But there is a downside. While I love being busy (mostly) I also miss this place. I feel like I hardly have time to blog anymore and that makes me sad. This has been my creative outlet for almost three years and not only do I love it – I need it. Since term started I have hardly been here at all.

I don’t think I can commit to Blogtober this year, but my personal challenge for October is to blog more. Apologies if you were enjoying the peace and quiet.


Want to join in? You are very welcome. Just set yourself a goal for the month – your very own Personal Challenge. At the beginning of the month, decide what it is that you want to achieve over the next thirty days. It could be anything: losing a couple of pounds, getting the weeding done, making something, learning a new skill. Whatever you like. Putting my management hat on for a second: make sure it is something you can actually achieve in a month. Be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based). Write a post about what you want to achieve and why. If you link back to my post then others can join in too – you can use the badge if you like (the code is over on the right there).

Make sure you put the link to your post on the linky list at the bottom of mine (it’s open for two weeks). Use the opportunity to seek advice from/help out/support fellow bloggers. Then spend the next month attempting to achieve your goal. At the end of the month I’ll be back to let you know how I have got on with my personal challenge and there will be another linky for you to share your success. So come back and tell us how you got on and we can all give you a pat on the back.


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