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52 Weeks of Gratitude – Week 1

Week 1: Why start this challenge?

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Why would I want to write about gratitude surrounding pre-determined topics for 52 whole weeks?! Here’s why…

To become more self-aware. I want to take the time to actually consider what I’m thankful for and why, and how that gratitude impacts my life. I hope I can learn to become more thankful for things, and to share my gratitude regularly. I often forget all of the things I have to be thankful for and jump to the things I don’t have or the things that aren’t going my way. I would like to turn this thought process around and believe I can through the process of this challenge.

To share my gratitude. By being given 52 topics, I will be forced to think of and evaluate my gratitude towards things that otherwise may not immediately come to my mind. I can’t wait to share my gratitude with others through my blog, but also in my everyday life as well. I also aspire to find different ways to share my kindness with others. Even if I am not thanked for my time, energy, etc. I know that I have done something to make a positive impact in someone’s life. It isn’t all about the thanks and acknowledgment, you should do things for others because it makes you feel good. I’ve learned that over the years and can’t wait to continue acting it out.

To hold me accountable. Anyone who follows my blog knows that I often slack on updating it. Even if you read my past posts, there are long gaps of time passing between each blog entry. I really do have good intentions of updating my blog often. I would love to blog every day, but time just does not always allow that. I love to write and share with the world, but life gets in the way sometimes. By doing this challenge, I am committing to writing in my blog at least once a week. That may not seem like much, but I have gone about a YEAR without writing in my blog before, and that’s something I don’t want to happen again. I want my words to reach others and inspire them, entertain them, and whatever other positive things others may gain from reading my blog.

This may not have been the most exciting blog post, but I followed along with the first weekly topic of the challenge! In other exciting news, I am taking a blogging 101 course through WordPress. I have had my blog for quite some time but I know there is more I could learn about blogging. We will see if I gain some cool new insights into blogging! I look forward to sharing more with you all soon. If you like what you read in my blog and want to read more, you can subscribe to my blog via email and will receive an email when I update my blog! Feel free to follow and connect with me on social media as well! I have some pretty cool Pinterest boards, and I love to tweet 🙂

Thanks for reading!

–Megan

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