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Challenge Yourself

This year I decided to challenge myself more than ever before. For the past few years I noticed I had a never ending decline heading towards hating to read. (I know shocking!)This year I wanted to end that hatred for reading by signing up for a reading challenge. I shall read 50 novels in a year! So far I have read one novel (The Host by Stephanie Meyer) and I'm in the middle of reading a second (The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold which I'm trying to finish before the movie comes out this Friday) which means so far so good. I am hoping to gain some experience with writing reviews for books so throughout the year I am going to try to post at least one review per month for all you wonderful people!

Another challenge I have signed up for is called WriYe or Writing Year (http://www.wriye.webs.com/) I have challenged myself to write 200 000 words during the entire year. I believe it shall be easy to accomplish (I hope) as I have NaNoWriMo, Editing/Rewrites, finishing a few novels and maybe a random novel in the middle of the year. I love to write so I am excited about this challenge for sure.

If I could not get any busier than that I have challenged myself to finish my Web Design Course by June. For those who do not know me well enough yet, I am a part time child care giver, part time writer and student who is taking at home courses for Web Design. I am hoping to get involved with a Youth Business Program run by the government, during the summer, and hopefully begin the process of opening my own web design business by the end of the year. In order to open that business of mine I have to finish that darn course! I hope mentioning it here will motivate me enough to finish it sooner hehe.

This is going to be one heck of a year and I will make sure to keep you all posted with the process and outcomes of each. It is so amazing how far anyone can go with a few challenges along the way.

So I must ask, what are you doing to challenge yourself this year?

Have a great week everyone! Until Next Time!

4 comments:

TerryLynnJohnson January 14, 2010 at 8:26 PM  

Wow! That's a lot to put on your plate. Good luck!

Susanne Drazic January 15, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

Wow Mindy! You certainly have challenged yourself, haven't you. Good for you! Keep us posted on your progress.

TirzahLaughs January 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Make a list, go down it and pray for good weather...lol.

You can do it.

Tirz

Mindy January 18, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

Haha thanks everyone...yeah I became anal with schedules and what not this year lol.... see I'm a nut ball