The greatest thing since sliced bread

Did you know that Betty White is older than sliced bread? How bizarre is that?! 

Sliced bread was a pretty great innovation. I think the best thing since sliced bread is the internet. It is pretty awesome. It connects the whole world together and allows me to have this awesome little blogging community.

It also has allowed me to challenge myself to write more. Which, in all honesty, is kind of getting me down. Not even a full month into this challenge and I’m getting bored of these prompts. They have helped me write every day, but I feel like now I have to write every day, and the prompts are kind of getting lame. I keep trying to find ways to twist the prompt to fit my needs. I also feel guilty if I want to take a day off, or if I just don’t have the time to sit and write a decent post.

So I think I will stop doing them. But I still feel like a little bit of a failure for making this choice. I’ll still read the prompts every day, but if they are kind of lame (like this one) then I will just move on and write something of my own. I have so many other ideas that are always coming to me, that I don’t really feel like I have time to write about them and that makes me sad. I also don’t feel like posting 2-3 posts in a day. I don’t have time for that! But I still want to tell you about my life and things that are happening in it (like how last night I got my very first hug from 2nd! 2nd got home from school MAJORLY stressing over a math test, after some free time we sat down sorted out the homework into a priority list and got started. When I left 2nd felt so confident and ready for the math test, and I got a hug! Or how two nights ago I had to explain to 2nd why, even though God knew Joseph was going to be a father to Jesus, Joseph still wanted to break his engagement to Mary when he first heard she was pregnant. Or how about today, on my day off, I’m taking the time to pack up all my non-UV light polish and supplies and do a little nail session with 2nd and 4th to make their nails all pretty)

But what I do have time for is the A to Z Challenge! I started writing up posts for it last week – on Sunday I was able to get drafts done for the first 5 letters (A through E! hehe). I think that if I can dedicate a few hours every Sunday I will be able to get something written for each letter way before it starts and then my stress levels will be manageable.  I am really going all in for it this year (I’m talking a notebook of ideas, already writing out posts, a pinterest board to add some images to the posts). Yet another reason why I think I need to step aside from these prompts. I can’t imagine having to deal with the prompts and the challenge in April, plus my birthday posts which will fall over the Easter weekend- I’ll go insane!

For those wanting to participate in A to Z, click the link above. I just checked today and the banner has switched from 2016 to 2017 on their website. You can’t sign up yet, but hopefully it will be up and running in a week or so.

January 27Sliced bread Most of us have heard the saying, “That’s the best thing since

sliced bread!” What do you think is actually the best thing since sliced bread?

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13 thoughts on “The greatest thing since sliced bread

  1. I don’t participate in the blogging challenges, because it feels like homework to me. I only write when I feel inspired to do so. This is both positive and negative. Negative, because I don’t post a lot, but positive, because I enjoy when I write ONLY when I am inspired. Don’t beat yourself up, like Hot Mess says. Whatever you post and write we enjoy!!

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  2. I felt like a failure when I ditched my drawing experiment. I just wasn’t enjoying it… I couldn’t get into it… so I quit. But I don’t think it’s really failure — not for me or for you. There’s no point to continuing if you’re not enjoying it… or if it feels like work. I already put too much pressure on myself. I have no idea why I thought adding more was a good idea in the first place!

    I want to do A to Z again, too. I don’t know what my theme should be….

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