Saturday, January 2, 2010
The 10 in 2010 Challenge
My daughter, Kelli has posted a challenge to anyone interested in joining. It is the
"10 in 2010" challenge; a 10 week challenge to a better you! Although everyone will be given the same tasks to complete, I am writing this in first person because I want to be as motivated as possible! If I think that even one person will read this, that is motivation enough! Each week during the 10 week "course" I am given none other than....a different challenge to accomplish. Each previous week's challenge will be added to the following week and by the 10th week of this "bettering myself", I will be doing tons to uplift me and make me better! Points will be awarded daily for each task accomplished. This is one of those things that will go far beyond a challenge and will become a quest for me. To explain that statement, you may need to know a little about what is going on in my life.
On May 1st of this year my husband (Bob) and I will be married 11 years. We moved from Highlands Ranch, CO to the San Diego area 5 years ago due to employment. April 24, 2009 Bob was laid off from his job. We are going into 9 months of unemployment and mainly over the last couple of months I have started looking at (not only our life) but my life differently. While putting up some Christmas decorations this past month, it hit me like a ton of bricks how simple Christmas really should be. The thought almost brought me to tears and the feeling was overwhelming but in such a sweet way. I realized there were things in my life that I wanted to change, I guess honestly to become more Christlike. I know I am not a bad person by any means, but I knew I wanted to be better.
Call it intuition or just perfect timing, but when Kelli mentioned this challenge it hit me hard. I had questions about the challenge, but I realized I literally spent hours during the day (and night) thinking about it. When I say I spent "hours", it really was.....although I was busy with other things, it was always on my mind; maybe that is a better way to describe it. I found myself becoming motivated by thinking about it. I certainly wasn't going to start a blog just to put down in words the experience I would have and was having now. Now here I am with my own blog putting into words my feelings about this and the challenge doesn't even start until tomorrow!! I honestly believe that with the changes I make in my life and how I look at things, I will be a positive influence to my husband and others around me. By being a positive influence to others, that will have to affect me in a great way! Just writing this is getting me more excited!
Thank you, thank you, Kelli for being so in tune with not only what you needed, but with what I needed!.....and so many others needed. We have all heard stories of how one person was affected by something (whether good or bad) and it carried on down the line and affected everyone in that family....which in turn had to affect those surrounding that family. That is what I hope for me! I hope I have such a positive affect on everyone I come in contact with. I know that this year, 2010, will be great year. I know Bob will find employment and financially we will be good again. I know I will be a better person. I know that this is the best challenge I have ever been given.
I hope people read my postings and leave comments. Those comments are going to motivate and inspire me to be the best I can be. Thanks in advance for those comments!