Putting 10 minutes on the timer, and here we go…
Funny thing happened yesterday after I posted that I have a difficult time keeping up with my blog because I over think when I write. God told me to start a new blog. And I said, “Cool. I’ll post a new blog entry tomorrow. It’s time for bed.” And He said, “No. A new blog. Not a new post.” I couldn’t help but bust out laughing. “Dude, you’re kidding right? I just told the whole Interweb that I’m struggling to keep up with my blog. Why would I start a new one?” Silence. Not that comfortable silence two friends share as they both recover from laughing hysterically. Awkward silence.
I started to throw a grown up tantrum and provide really good reasons as to why I shouldn’t start up another blog. “Faith Fitness and Mommy Stuff,” was His reply. “Ooh…I like it.” Oh how I feel so silly stupid when I get amazed at how well God knows me. He had me at the name. I started to ask all sorts of questions about Catalyst Movement and how Faith Fitness and Mommy Stuff will impact it. Then I remembered how tired I was and realized I didn’t have the energy to wrestle with God over blogging. Besides, as a dear friend told me years ago “You can choose to oblige and follow or you can go with skinned knees because you tried to do it your way. Either way you’re gonna do it God’s way.”
I registered http://www.faithfitmommystuff.com today.
I’m 4 days into a 10 day challenge Jon Acuff is leading and I only followed through on Day 1. My Do Over goal? Write for 10 minutes each day. But the problem is I over think everything I write. At least on here. Nope, take that back. Everything means everywhere. I tend to edit as I type rather than just letting the words come and then worry about sentence structure and all that jazz. Thank you very much liberal arts education at a writing intense school. Shout out to all my Randy-Mac girls out there who can never “just write” again.
But maybe my first mistake was committing to posting a blog entry every day for 10 days. The challenge is to work on something you’d like to do over (complete or improve from a previous attempt) for 10 minutes every day for 10 days. I
can’t haven’t been able to get a post out in 10 minutes yet. Nope. I’m too busy editing as I write and then thinking about which pictures I can insert or what graphic I can make on my phone.
Not this time. Not for the next 10 days. Nope, I’m just going to write for 10 minutes. Whatever God puts on my heart and then I’m going to hit the publish button. Well, I’ll go back and edit for typos and such. To do otherwise would be sheer madness. Or is it shear?
So here I go, starting the Do Over Challenge, for the second time. Why did I start over the first time? That’s another blog. Ooh, I can spend ten minutes on that tomorrow.