Here comes BOWvember

I thought about the following as I laid in bed last night. It was one of those moments where I got a good idea just as I had asked God to clear my head so I could get some restful sleep before Z Nugg woke up. (Yes, Z Nugg still wakes up several times a night.) Usually, I’ll let the idea slip my mind in order to fall asleep, but I just couldn’t shake this idea.

Two years ago, I participated in something I kind of created for myself, “BOWvember”. For those of you who don’t know me, I hoard ribbons—anything long enough to wear on my head really—and use them as headwear. Now, I knew BOWvember existed (I wasn’t the creator) and meant something different to other people, but to me, BOWvember was a way to celebrate my appreciation for head adornments while sharing little facts about myself. I wore a different bow every day of November. This was BOWvember two years ago.

This year, I was on the fence on whether or not to continue with BOWvember since I didn’t do it last year, and since it’s just something to add to my busy day. However, this idea that would not let me sleep illuminated my head with too much light to let it go. I want to make BOWvember mean something this year, if not for anyone else, at least for myself.

I am on a journey to (continue) organically growing my blog and thought that BOWvember would be a great way to get me in the groove of writing more often. I could not think of a more beautiful month to do it than November, the month of gratitude. Long story short, I’ve decided to make BOWvember a challenge for myself.

The challenge: Share a blog post every day of BOWvember. (Yes, the bows will still be a part of it.)

Whether I am actually good at it or now, writing is a tool that God has blessed me with. Writing helps fill my heart with gratitude, gratitude for this space, for the people who care to read my words, and for everything I write—or don’t write—about.

I am happy and extremely grateful to have you along for this ride. Thank you for your presence in this little space of mine.

Truly from the bottom of my heart,

– Big Nugget

BOWvember 2014

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