Posts over here at Listening Aloud were few and far between during the month of October. It was a pretty busy month, to say the least. I was engaged in a writing project that sucked the life out of me required considerable amounts of time and attention. It was a challenging but rewarding experience that taught me some things about myself. I’ll share my lessons learned later this month. Now, about this month…

November is National Blog Posting Month or #NaBloPoMo. It’s a daily blog posting challenge that started in 2006 in response to National Novel Writing Month (where writers commit to writing 50,000 words in one month). I love challenges for their motivation and accountability- Nike Plus mileage challenges, Facebook NaBloPoMo_2015gratitude challenges, water challenges…you get the picture. So, I’m jumping in the pool for this challenge. Since today is technically Day 2, I will add an additional post tonight. I hope you’ll read along and hold my feet to the fire! Let me know if there are any topics you’re interested in discussing and I’ll be sure to add them to my list.

As is my custom here on the blog, I will welcome November by thanking October for her gifts and graces.

  1. In October, we celebrated in anticipation of Baby Girl Purnell. Her shower was lots of fun and I can’t wait to see her smiling face. Only a feFullSizeRender(1)w more months to go!
  2. I had the privilege of presenting a research paper at the Ways of Knowing Conference at Harvard Divinity School. (More about that experience in a later post.)
  3. I was invited to assume a leadership position in a local county task force. The chance to work more closely with an issue that is near and dear to my heart is invigorating!
  4. I was finally able to achieve two yoga postures that I have not been able to reach since 2013- standing head-to-knee pose and floor bow pose. I was so happy that I was almost in tears.

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That’s all for now! Check back later for part 2!

-NaShieka

*Featured image courtesy of studiowaterstone.com.