Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 31: It's Never Over!

Whoa, I didn't mean to make this 31 for 21 blogging sound like a chore...  I've really enjoyed it, and have truly surpassed my own expectations by making it to the end.  That being said, it's never truly over.  I will continue writing like I always have, perhaps just not every day.

I started out strong, making notes of new posts I wanted to write, then fleshing them out when I had time.  At one point I had about 5 saved posts, just waiting for me to hit "Publish."  Now I have none.  Just in time.  But I think if I just created a post that said nothing more than, " nothing," I'd look like a real jerk. was my goal to figure out something to talk about, even if it had little substance. 

Blogging for awareness during this month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, has opened my eyes to so much.  I have dug deep, looking for answers, celebrating my daughter, celebrating other people with that extra something.  I've learned a lot about myself and my goals for Samantha, and I've learned a lot about other people by reading their blogs.  I don't know if I gained any new readers, but I hope I provided food for thought or, perhaps, entertainment for all (or at least most) of you.

"I had planned last year on doing the 31 for 21 blogging for October being Down Syndrome Awareness Month, but never managed to pull it off. There is always next year."

That's what I wrote in my first blog post of November last year. Indeed!

And again, there is always next year.  Thanks for joining me on the ride!


Tamara said...

I didn't do all that great this year - but I did a little bit better than last year - and given my mom was in the hospital three different times and never well in between, I'm not feeling too bad about it. :-) But I enjoyed your blog this month - as many as I had a chance to read. So, thanks for pushing through it, and I'll look forward to more good stuff from you -- Happy Halloween.

Renee said...

I loved reading all your posts!

Anonymous said...

Just have to tell you, your little girl is absolutly beautiful!!

Areian's Grandma- Utah

Rochelle said...

I enjoyed getting to know you guys better this month.

Lacey said...

I say that every year. There's always next year. She is so beautiful, with her cute little pumpkin!

JRS said...

I'm exhausted and emotionally worn out from digging deep and revisiting our early days on our blog. I still have a few posts left about that, but am going to space them out and give myself a breather. It was hard but so very worthwhile. Congrats on making it to the end of the challenge and for having such interesting posts all month.