November can be a challenging month. Daylight hours are shorter; weather is often cold and dreary, and it’s the start of cold and flu season. Blah! So, let’s have some fun.
Did you know that the month of November has been named Diabetes Awareness Month, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Living Primal Challenge month, and it’s Movember ? That’s a lot of work for one month—and those are just the proclamations that I know about. So where’s the fun? Each of these has a challenge you can sign up for, and some fun ways of meeting that challenge. I’ve already signed up for one, and will likely join more. You’ll have to wait and see what I’m signing up for. I can’t give it all away here.
In the next few posts I’ll give you more details about each of these challenges and how I’m participating—well, except for Movember. Sorry to spoil any fun images you might have conjured up, but I’m not joining that challenge to grow a moustache. Maybe you’ll decide to join in some or all of these; maybe not. At the very least, I will have raised some awareness about these issues
I’m not just being a do-gooder. I have some very personal reasons for getting involved. All will be revealed, in the fullness of time, as my husband likes to say.
It will be a challenge, but I also think it will be fun—and at the end of the month, I will have made some positive changes. To me, that’s what these challenges are really all about—i not whether you meet a specific target, but that you get to the end upright and smiling and feeling good about the changes for the better that you make.
I’m not one to take on challenges easily, and I sometimes give up too quickly. Who me? The one who has been called the “Queen of Excuses” when it came to getting out of exercising? In the past couple of years, I’d like to think that I’m getting better. So, are you with me? Are you one to take on challenges or do you just watch from the sidelines?
These won’t be easy, but it will all be in a month’s work—and getting through the month of November in a bit of light-hearted way can’t be all bad.