Blog #1 out of 100: What’s in Store for you Today?

Posted on : 22-03-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized


Since 2001, there are three coaches that I have been meeting with one a week for one hour to discuss and explore our lives through various books. This past month we’ve been exploring “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller. Excellent book because of the way Donald Miller is willing to bare his soul as he sounds out his reasoning about life.

During the course of one of our conversations about this book, one of our explorers, Kat, shared about a friend of hers who had taken the challenge to write 100 essays in 100 days. This friend of hers is one of those writers who has written, but not in a long time and never completed a book. Well….Kat threw down the gauntlet for me to take up this challenge and I felt myself buckling from the tip of my head down to my toes like some kind of a human Shar Pei in a windstorm.

It took me a week or so of being boomeranged from a new essay idea coming forth to returning back to my resistance of not writing (even though I am a writer) for me to realize that I had already, actually, picked up the gauntlet. So here I sit. Writing.

It’s already been a pretty philosophical morning for me talking to my sponsees. One particular person and I got into the discussion of disaster readiness (she’s going for a Masters in her field and had just written a paper on the subject) which burgeoned into a discussion about when (not if) California will have the big one finally and detach itself from the mainland. We then dove deeper into how very unconscious most of us are about how illusionary life is at best and how ill-prepared we are for handling natural or man-made catastrophes. This, all before my first cup of coffee.

I’m glad I believe in a higher power AND I also want to be more aware of my surroundings and who I am in my surroundings and how I show up. I’m also grateful that during and after this conversation with my friend instead of going into the fetal position and sucking my trembling thumb as I would have done a couple of decades ago that I actually feel pretty optimistic about what is in store for me today.

After all that, how could I not start blogging my first blog of 100??

So, here, I’m tossing the ball to you now. What is one thing that you can start today and commit to doing everyday for the next 99 days?

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