Challenge

Palais Garnier, Paris, France

If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?

T.S. Elliot

One of my favorite blogs is, Every Day Parisian by Rebecca Plotnick. The title drew me in. Those of you who follow my posts know I’m an avid francophile. What has kept me reading is Rebecca’s charming way of bringing us into her life. She presents an authentic view of the way she lives. Which brings me to the inspiration for this post. This week, Rebecca suggested a 100 day challenge, beginning September 22 and following through until the end of the year, choose something you would like to achieve and work on completing it.

None of us can argue with the fact that this year has turned our lives upside down. Challenging ourselves with a target, as we struggle toward the end of a year which, Victor Hugo might write, was  L’Annee terrible, seems a worthwhile goal. Whether, as Rebecca suggests, we put aside one hour a day to accomplish an aim or we make it a broader goal to work on over the next few months, it could be something positive we can carry with us into the New Year.

There are many possibilities. Commit to finishing reading that stack of books on the nightstand, take a class, start a new exercise regime. Whatever speaks to you.  Dedicate a block of time to work on your goal through the end of December. When the New Year comes, give yourself credit for what you’ve accomplished.

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