Friday, November 13, 2020

Okay with Okay

It's November, and in the past for me, that's meant "NaBloPoMo," or National Blog Post Month, where people attempted to blog every day for the month. I've done it a few times, and each time, I found it to be a fulfilling experience. I liked the challenge of making time to show up for myself each day. And it really was a challenge to figure out something worth saying EVERYDAY, or even a picture worth posting. I never continued to post daily after it ended, as the end always seemed to come through with a limp at Thanksgiving and such. I managed to do it from 2014 to 2016, and again in 2019.

This year, my blogging friend Melisa astutely recognized the challenge that is 2020 all on its own, without things like manufactured blogging challenges to keep us on our toes. But she offered to aggregate links and send them out to people, and so I signed up again for this exercise, and told myself that I'd aim for once a week. If I hit publish today, that will be two for two. 

But dear lord I am dragging today, and showing up is hard. And The Bachelorette used the phrase "show up" so much in the last few weeks that it's basically lost all meaning for me. 

I made it to another Friday. Hannah had her wisdom teeth out this week and while it wasn't fun, she's made it through the worst of it. Max is going back to some in person school on Monday and enjoyed some extra time off this week. We're all okay.

For now, that's really all I've got. A lot of telling myself that we're all okay, that I'm okay. I'm learning to be okay with okay.


  1. I hope Hannah continues to heal without any complications! I wrote a little about doing NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo and how it feels different this year, so I completely get it!

  2. You wrote a blog post which is awesome! I think being ok is especially tough these days ...good club with the kids , wisdom teeth recovery isn’t fun ...

  3. Oh my gosh, every time I hear "show up" on "The Bachelorette" I want to yell, "DRINK!" (even though I usually just have a glass of water on the table. I agree: the phrase has lost its meaning.

    My goal for this month was to write twice a week and I haven't written once this week yet, but today is Thursday so who knows. I have really enjoyed our little group/email club this year. It's a simple pleasure, and in 2020 I'm doing my best to both seek those out AND provide them. I'm glad you're participating at whatever level your brain can handle! xoxo

  4. That is amazing to meet another NaBloPoMo-er from the old days! I am sad I didn't "meet" you back then... but here we are, doing it again. Attempting it again!