Hi there Journal & Friends!
I'm working against the clock, trying to get my illustration finished in time to submit to that free online workshop I wrote about a couple of days ago, just in case I get picked... but I just HAD to stop and CELEBRATE.
You see, today is the end of Shelli's 9/9/ to 10/10 Challenge.
We did it! We finished and I wanted to post today, and celebrate our victory together.
I had 3 goals, and had a wildly varying degree of success, depending on which week you asked me! But one thing I appreciate about doing the challenge... it helped me to get more comfortable with changing a goal if I find it needs tweaking. That used to bug me, making me feel either like a cheat, or like a loser.
Now I understand it's not only okay, it's NORMAL to make corrections along the way. I'm learning flexibility.
One part of the challenge was to list one thing each week for which I feel proud. Well, this week I did something that started out well, then got very difficult and I almost quit in defeat. But I persevered, and after much struggle, it is turning out pretty good.
I'll give the details some other time. But I feel proud of the fact that even though I got discouraged and actually cried a little, and whined "I can't do this"... I didn't quit. Almost... came close. But I didn't. Whew!
Thank you, Shelli, for this challenge. It helped keep me going, and has nicely led me right into the Hot 100.
Enjoy the Journey,