Happy Thanksgiving (NaBloPoMo Day 20)

NOT turkey

Before I forget… Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

I have to wish you a happy Thanksgiving now, because I’m taking 4 days off. Four days off from NaBloPoMo – is that allowed? You probably wonder… 😉

First, let me share my experience with NaBloPoMo with you. For those who just joined us, NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Post Month – signing up means you’ve decided (promised?) to blog every day in November.

I was nervous before signing up. I didn’t know if I could make it; I didn’t know my followers would like to read a post a day in the whole month. But I had to do it; I owed that to myself, sort of.

I wrote down 4 or 5 potential topics for possible don’t-know-what-to-write days. The first two weeks were tough, not because I didn’t know what to write, but because I had to constantly deal with an internal voice saying “Are you sure you want to continue? It’s okay to quit, you know.” Yes, every day I thought of quitting; every day I told myself I would quit on the next day. That trick worked. 😉

Two weeks later, I began enjoying this writing daily thing. I appreciate the opportunity to write family stories, which I’ve intended to do for several years. I have a lot of fun coming up different stories. And I learned that we all have something in common — how wonderful that is!

Of course there are tradeoffs. For one, I didn’t spend as much time as I would like to working on XDrive Photography Lesson assignment. I also commented less on other bloggers’ post, even though I do read them and wanted to say something to the authors.

From the very beginning, I knew I wouldn’t be available around Thanksgiving. No big deal. I could write several posts and schedule them to be published for those 4 days. But… I didn’t expect those swans to be here, and they are lovely! 😉

So, I choose to fail NaBloPoMo, and I am happy that I will spend time with my family. 😉 I hope you will have a great time with your family too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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8 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving (NaBloPoMo Day 20)

  1. Leya says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. We do not have this celebrating time here, so thank you for reminding me.

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  2. loisajay says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Helen!

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  3. Amy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Helen! 🙂

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  4. shutterbug says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Helen. Enjoy the holiday – the food, the friends and your family.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Helen!!!

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  6. Lady Oscar says:

    When you are back from holiday, you will continue writing — and it is the true, meaningful, consistent writing.
    Happy Thanksgiving! (I will be at a retreat session! yay. ^^)

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  7. Have a wonderful time with your family .. belated Thanks Giving wishes to you

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  8. Rupali says:

    Thank you for all your support Helen. Good wishes to you and yours.

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