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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Day 1 - Brushing Off The Dust

Let me be clear...I've never owned a vacation home.  All I know about vacation homes I learned from Hollywood's vision of a vacation home. That said, I couldn't help but feel like I was getting the vacation home ready for the summer season today when I logged into my blog.

It's March! I'm geared up and ready to write. I'm ready to notice and note. However, when I logged in I realized I haven't written on my blog since March 31, 2017. Whoa! How did that happen?

As I tried to remember which email account I use and which user name I use and actually getting into the writing space, I couldn't help but feel like I was fumbling around for the keys.

As I began to think about what I would write today, I couldn't help but feel like I was pulling furniture covers off some wicker.

As I strolled around my dashboard and peeked into the corners of my blog, I felt like I was tossing back curtains and throwing open the windows.

Suddenly, the sunlight is streaming back into the cabin...the blog...and it feels so good! Warm, bright, cheerful, full of hope and promise for the days and weeks to come.

I hope you all feel the same today as you gear up for the SOLC challenge this month. Like you have brushed off the dust and you are ready to get your write on.


ready or not March...here we come!


  1. I love your analogy! Your descriptions make me feel like I'm home. I'll admit I was in the same boat as you were- having to find my blog site, change the password because I couldn't remember it, decide on a topic at the last minute. But you handled the situation with much more graceful writing. I look forward to reading your posts during this challenge.

  2. I am so happy the vacation home is ready for the season! Welcome back to another month of writing! Always look forward to your stories, Robin! Happy writing!

  3. You captured the same hesitation, excitement, and then joy that I was feeling today as I jumped back into blogging for SOL! I'm excited to see where this month takes us!

  4. Your dust struggle is so relatable. My first post was about getting my rusty gears turning. Similar sentiment for sure. I love this well-written post. You're off to a great start, and that sunlight sure is streaming in. Keep it up!

  5. "Sunlight streaming back into the cabin" - so excited to see that you're here!

  6. Ha! What a perfect comparison. The wicker, the windows, the dust while bringing in the fresh air and fresh perspective. I think that is what March always manages to do for me.