So Long Nutty November

Ah. So NaNoWriMo bit the bullet. I didn’t even make my 10k, but I’m actually not sad about that.

I entered this month with a whole heap of expectations on my shoulders. Mainly those of complete failure.

Instead I’ve managed to complete two out of three challenges that I took on. Albeit one with a bit of help from the other, but I don’t care.  I finished them both with flying colours.

I posted one picture every day based on the themes given for November by Instagram‘s FatMumSlim.  I also posted more than the post a day required for NaBloPoMo, given that my post count for November was a whopping 57 posts.

Shall I give NaNoWriMo a go another year? maybe.

Shall I try NaBloPoMo again? definitely, and maybe not in November next year.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the month, and I hope you continue to come back and see all of the things I’ve been doing to avoid doing the things that I should.

Deconstructing personality

in order to Construct Conversations, because that’s what I’ve been doing for the last two days, attending a course on constructive conversations.

Yes, I actually went on a course. Me, the last sort of person you want to be on a course with youm because I don’t see the point of courses. This time though, I decided to leave my sceptical, what’s the point? can’t be bothered with this shit part of me at home for a couple of days.

The result?

I had an enjoyable couple of days, and actually learnt quite a lot. Instead of spending two days role playing difficult conversations as I expected, we spent two days pulling apart our personalities, understanding what made each of us tick, how it can reflect in the things we say and do, and how people who are different may react either well or badly to our own personal styles.

I certainly have plenty of new skills to practice now, and I’m hoping I can keep up the positive attitude I came away from the course with long enough to ingrain these skills in my psyche.