Earth Day – Grab that butt

Today I start a new adventure.

A challenge.

One I really hope that others join me on.

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In honor of Earth Day, I pledge to pick up one piece of litter everyday for the next year.

Could be a plastic bag, cigarette butt, straw or whatever is found to be laying around. Of course picking up more than one piece would be even better, but can you imagine if each and every person on this planet picked up one single piece a day? Together we would literally change the world and save lives.

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So will you join me? Maybe bring along a few friends to join the challenge. Together we CAN make a difference.

But wait, is it really that big a deal? I mean I walk outside & I see plenty of trash cans & plenty of grass. Is litter really a big deal?

YES.

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Face it, people are lazy or they just simply don’t even realize they dropped something or the wind blows it out of reach… life happens. The problem lies in the “it isn’t my job or my stuff littering, so I don’t need to worry about it” attitude. You are right in that it may not be anything you caused or created, but we are all living together. So be kind and help out by tossing those left behind items where they belong.

The blame game doesn’t get us anywhere, but action will.

This is a simple act that absolutely anyone who shares life on this planet can easily do. Just takes a few seconds and doesn’t cost a single cent. All it takes is motivation and dedication to make where you live a bit better. Increase the property value of Earth and feel great while doing it.

So can you join me? In honor of our beautiful planet.

Day One - piece number one, right in my yard. yuck!

Day One – piece number one, right in my yard. yuck!

Let’s clean it up.

As they say, this is the only home we have.

Happy Earth Day!

1,667 words a day REALLY?

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November 5k has been scheduled! Excited? Absolutely  & thankfully it will be just in time to be helping get me out of a turkey coma after Thanksgiving!

Has already been a wile November around here but so far so good.

Other than thinking I could possibly be part of this NaNoWriMo challenge! 50,000 words? In ONE month! Sounded easy but nothing says bring on the obstacles like setting a challenge up.  Has been a really busy weekend & looks like with school work, working out, family & friends time…. well writing just is getting tougher to fit in.  Still I know that is why we focus – to make it happen.  So far it seems like inspiration and great ideas seem to come at those times where I am away from my laptop.  Couple of times I have written down the ideas, but I have yet to add them into the actual piece I am working on.

 No clue how many words per day I would typically write if I were writing but having the goal of 1,667 words to aim for is enough to take your breath away & make your mind shut down as soon as I open the file.

Second guessing everything is a challenge too.  Which way to go with each moment, how to describe everything I see in my head, etc.  So many roads that can be wandered down & making decisions on a deadline just is clogging up my mind.  Writing something to turn around to change it all means less words that day and a general feeling like now I need to write 5,000 words each day!

Plus there are just so many distractions in this house.  So many other things to do that are popping up.  Maybe it is due to the holidays barreling down on us faster than the first person through the door at a Best Buy Black Friday sale.  Either way I WILL find my way around the obstacles.  Just have to try a few new things to build up the habits.

What it all boils down to is this..

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I need to stop worrying about it being so awesome (well as awesome as I want it to be) & just do it.  Stop being so hesitant & careful that I don’t do it.  I am doing this for me.  To prove to myself I can.  Not to publish something, but to achieve something.  50,000 words in one month… why not?

Just have to breath deep & look at it like everything else.

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Step by step.

That first 5k started with a single step.

This will happen word by word.

Now if only I could find a way to write while exercising!

 

Why Hello Nov

How on earth is it possibly November already?

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The time is going much faster than I realized.  Just doesn’t feel like it should be here yet.  Enjoyed my Halloween night, probably more than I should have, but still I forget it means the end of the year is so close.

Decided that whatever happens this month, happens.  I am going to try best not to expect too much.  Tradition will come back in time.  This year we just need to be together and support each other.

That & I am going to focus on non-holiday goals as distractions.

Which speaking of goals… I achieved one MUCH quicker than I thought I ever would!  At the start of the year I joined the GoodReads.com challenge to set a goal number of books to read in 2013 & by the end of October… I have done it!

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Thought with my history of not finishing them last few years, that 2 a month would be a stretch!  Here I am at 25 instead of 24 with two whole months left to go.  So I will keep going & who knows.

Now will I be able to write a novel in a month? We shall see.  Again it is NaNoWriMo and I’m jumping in.  Why not?  50,000 words in 30 days, who says I can’t? Others have.  Shall see.

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Definitely feeling inspired today!  Starting something new with a new idea.  Who knows where it will lead.  Something to publish? Something just for me?  Or something for the recycle bin!  Either way it is all in the experience.

Still debating on which 5k to do this month.  Thought for sure I would be registered for one by now, but nope.  Dragging my feet.  Why I just don’t even know.  Part is the decision.  This one or that one.  Course I guess there is nothing that says you can’t do two a month!

Oh yeah & toss in all the normal daily stuff.  Should be an interesting month!