I slept in this morning; clearly something I needed since I've been going nonstop since BlogHer.
I stumbled out of my room, still bleary-eyed, towards the coffee that (thankfully!) my husband had already made and left some of for me.
Coffee in hand, I sit down here, at my computer, ready to start my day.
And my routine is all. screwed. up.
Facebook is down.
As part of my morning routine, part of my waking up, Facebook has been a tool for bringing my to my ready for the day state for a number of years now.
But not today.
Fortunately for me, this is the perfect time for my morning routine to be tossed aside in such a way. Yesterday, my friend Laurie told me about a daily writing challenge she had joined for the month of August, and before I could think twice about it, I signed up to join her.
One of the elements of the challenge is that your write first thing in the morning. For 30 days, make writing your #1 priority. I know it won't be first thing *every* day. If nothing else, Max's first day of first grade is this month and we have things to do that morning for the sake of tradition (Hello, donuts!)
But on these other days, these regular August mornings, I'm planning to write.
I always come home from BlogHer inspired and energized, but I so often let that energy dissipate without putting it to good use. Not this year. I am taking August off from sponsored content (except one post that I've already written) and I plan to post every day, or at least write every day.
This is a different kind of challenge for me; no prompts, no instructions. Just write.