Apparently taking the photos isn’t enough, I actually have to submit them for it to count towards the challenge.

I would promise to be better, but you know how that goes.

As of this post I believe I am all caught up on the posting front, lets hope I don’t fall this far behind in the future.


Day 28 through 45 of the challenge.

Explanations for the photos will be provided tomorrow.

To Do? Done!

Quickly list five things you’d like to change in your life. Now, write a post about a day in your life once all five have been crossed off your to-do list.

[1.] Become more fit/active
[2.] Finish editing a novel
[3.] Try and get work published
[4.] Become a more active member of society
[5.] Finish school
It’s been a long journey to get to this point in my life. At points I wanted to give up, the struggle and the rejections I faced were not something I looked forward to waking up to in the morning. Some days, giving up would have been easier; but I never liked to call myself a quitter.

The first steps I took to complete my tasks were small. I worked out one day at a time, and tried not to give up on that too quickly. Forming the habit was hard at first, but eventually it came to me and now I actually have fun living an active lifestyle.

Editing my novel was a little more difficult, and it took years. During the time I worked on editing my novel, I also worked to get some of my short stories published. Both journeys proved to be even more difficult than I had imagined, and believe me when I say that I had imagined them to be very difficult to begin with.

Becoming an active member of society was one of the tasks that was not as hard as I had always made it out to be. All I had to do was find things I truly believed in, and outwardly be an advocate for those things. Finishing school was the longest task, and it had the most bumps in the road. Ending with my PhD, I feel more accomplished then ever.

Now all I have to do is finish all the items on my new list. I’ve proven to myself that I can stick with it for the long haul, so I know that I can do it again.

~J. Spade