DAY 31 – THE FINISH LINE

The Finish Line

At long last the end of the road. This is it for the Ultimate Blog Challenge in October. I’ve done a good job. I did what I said I was going to do – my best. I had a beginning, middle and an end. I had goals. They gave me directions each day. They led me to the finish line.

There were days when I faltered, when I didn’t feel like it, when I was tired, when I was…blah, blah, blah. Sometimes I am just full of excuses, but I pushed through them this month. I have many unfinished projects. I have this bad habit of incompleteness, unable to follow through even on simple things. That’s why I am such a clutter bug. I don’t put things away. I don’t throw things away. I don’t…You get the drift. This writing challenge has helped me to see this part of myself. I can now move on to do some corrections.

A fellow challenger had a post on the benefits of making lists. It resonated with me. I kept the post up on my tab for many a days. I would read it again and again. It appealed to me. I saw the value of what was said. Though I never did make lists literally, I made them in my head. I would decide a few things that I would do for that particular day. I was not religious about it. I didn’t do it every day but I did it enough that it came back again and again.

That’s the thing. If we do healthy actions regularly, they would become habits. When they do, we wouldn’t have to struggle so much in doing the right thing. Life would be easier. We would be healthier and happier. That’s the end products I’m aiming for. These days of writing regularly made me more aware of my thoughts and feelings. I pay more attention to what I say and do. I ask myself more questions. Do I want to say/do this? Do I need to say/do that? What difference would it make? I think questioning has made me wiser and choose better ways of being. It made me see that I had been doing the same thing over and over. Yet I was expecting a different outcome. Dummkopf!

I am in the honeymoon phase of enlightenment. It’s like being in the throes of first love. I hope I won’t crash. I know it is possible. I have had that feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. Even if I do, I know the landing will be softer this time. For now, I will enjoy my euphoria. I saw the big fat moon last night. I saw it again this morning. I even saw the stars. We are stardust. We are golden. Song of Joni Mitchell.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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8 Responses to DAY 31 – THE FINISH LINE

  1. We are stardust. We are golden. And I sure hope we’re about to get ourselves back to the garden! Congratulations on finishing the challenge. And on starting a new mental list-making habit. I read recently that it takes 66 days to create a new habit. That’s a big jump from the 21 they used to say it took. Hope to see you next time!

  2. Martha DeMeo says:

    Congratulations on a blog Challenge well done! I’m glad I’m not the only clutter bug! LOL looking forward to seeing you next UBC!

  3. Kitty says:

    Congratulations! I’m happy for you 😊

  4. chef William says:

    You have shared some great articles with us over the past month and I hope you keep sharing. Maybe not every day but as often as time permits. We want to see the progress of your winter garden and how the snow on the windows might effect the growing cycle. You have much to share so don’t stop now. Also I hope to see you in Jan. when we go at the challenge again..

    • hafong says:

      Thanks, William. Writing is a good way of tracking and keeping time. Growing food is a passion I got later in life. If we live closer and younger, we might make good business partners – growing and cooking. 😀. I’ll be back in January and looking forward to your recipes and life in Mexico.

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