Challenge | Write and Create

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November just flew right by and I didn’t have a chance to share my challenge for the month.

Let me recap on my October Photography challenge

October Photo-A-Day 2015 Challenge

I have a Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS compact digital camera that is 16.1 megapixels and I decided to use that and my iPhone instead of a professional camera to capture great moments and shots.

My husband has often said that the best camera is the one you have on you, which is usually our phone. Stunning photos can be captured with a simple camera if you just experiment and look for the beauty in the small things.

The following are pictures for each day of the photo challenge:

The pictures are not the best because I took most of them spontaneously, but it was great practice into keeping my eyes open for unique photo opportunities.

November Challenge | Write Daily

Throughout the month of November many engage in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) where they set aside time to write each day to either finish a novel by the end of the month or publish a post on their blog daily.

Each are too much pressure for yours truly so I decided to simply write daily for good practice and to work ahead on various post ideas.

Unfortunately, after experiencing a short period of what appeared to be mild depression, I was not motivated to do anything and did not take time aside to write as much as I wanted to.

However, I am going to continue to try to make it a habit to write, even just for 15 minutes, at least 5 days out of the week to publish more posts.

December Challenge | Create

I love being creative with whatever task I have at hand, whether it is cooking, planning a get together, or decorating.

I want to focus on sharing the things I create throughout the month of December to make things more fun and take part on the excitement with all of you!

I may not live up completely to the challenges I embark on, but they do accelerate me towards enjoying more out of life and improving each day!

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
-Peter Marshall

Did you take part in any challenges for the month of November?

Much Love,




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37 Comments on Challenge | Write and Create

  1. Small deeds done are certainly better than great deeds planned!

    Your pictures are so cute. That stone carving in heart shape is so beautiful and your pics of puppy, pony and with your kid are beautiful too. I am glad you are beyond depression phase now. I hope you keep writing regularly as your posts help and inspire so many of us. Thanks for sharing!

    Love and light <3

    Anand 🙂

  2. You have some great pictures. Challenge yourself to use your camera more. I love crafting and doing pretty much any DIY project, but I find I get into them more in November and December and I have no idea why. I like cooking I just get tired of the same old things so I am always looking for some new to cook that is not overly complicated.

    • Thank you so much for the encouragement!! I feel more motivated to keep practicing☺️ Crafting is fun and I seem to get into it during this time of the year more, too lol There’s a DIY spirit in the air I guess. I feel you on the cooking. I love to change it up and my crockpot helps make things so much easier;)

  3. I love this idea. I haven’t done a personal challenge like this, but I think I want to. And on your photo challenge – Waco has a dog that looks remarkably like yours. Which gave me a warm feeling in my heart and a smile in my face.

  4. Cool pics as usual!! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post. I like your idea of just writing even for just a few minutes each day. So, I’ll probably take that idea my bloodie haha! I still feel stuck myself., and would like to get back to posting more. Thanks for the tips girl!!

  5. In retirement, I “work” nearly as many hours as I did as a practicing physician. I spend many hours researching as well as writing. Making an impact on people’s lives to help them find what they want in life requires time and effort. Hearing about the quality changes they achieve through motivation and understanding the impact perfect strangers can have on their lives (simply by caring) makes retirement a beautiful time in life. It affords me the time to spread messages that have created the quality of life I have been fortunate to live. To read about and witness the evolution that people go through from depression to euphoria lightens my heart. I hope to be part of this process for many years to come. Now, it’s your turn!

    • Many find the transition from work to retirement difficult and often experience a sense of loss of their identity. I find it very inspiring that you have taken hold of it as an extension of who you are to bring life to others. It does take time and effort to be a positive impact, but it is truly worth seeing even just one smile emerge from a hard place:) Keep shining brightly and sharing a genuine compassion:)

  6. this is so true, the quote by Peter Marshall, and so relevant… and kudos for picture work… they all are very sweet and spontaneous 🙂 .. also, i wish this depression episode is one off.. take care.. keep writing 🙂

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