14 january – challenged. #bloganuary

January 14:

Write about a challenge you faced and overcame. 

I have a problem with the “overcame” part.

I am currently facing many challenges. Some are new, some I’ve been facing for years. But “overcame“? I don’t know that I’ve ever overcome a challenge. It seems that they’ve just been piling up on top of each other, and now I’ve got a mountain in front of me.

Just an FYI—I am not a mountain climber.

I will be honest with you, as I always am. I saw this prompt last night. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. And I still haven’t come up with anything. Maybe this is one of those “start small” or “take baby steps” sort of things. But I don’t want to write about something small. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. A medium thing would be fine. (My daughter would be laughing so hard after those last three sentences. See penis and balls jokes. But for that, I’d prefer if it was a big thing. Medium? Fuck that. I’m not settling.)

Sorry. Apparently it’s a challenge for me to stay focused on the matter at hand. (I swear, I’m not saying dirty-sounding things on purpose. It just keeps happening.)

Sorry again.

Because of my depression, it’s a challenge for me to get out of bed some days. Obviously I overcome that when it happens or I wouldn’t be sitting on my sofa right now. But that’s not big enough for me. (Now everything sounds dirty.)

Oh my god! I’ve found the perfect thing. (Oh my.)

Challenge: Writing this post.

How I overcame it: I wrote about trying to write it.

Oh! Another one:

Challenge: Stop acting like a twelve year old.

How I overcame it: Um. I guess I haven’t. I don’t think I’ll ever stop. It’s too much fun. (Um. Well, it is!)

I’m sorry for this whole post.

My next challenge: find one of these men and make him mine. I’ll let you know when I overcome this challenge. So, like, never.

p.s. — I *really* hope some of the future prompts are more inspiring. I’m sure it’s hard to come up with these (oh god), but I wish they were better.

p.p.s. — This post was one of those stream of consciousness/no editing posts. But that’s probably obvious.

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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17 Responses to 14 january – challenged. #bloganuary

  1. No need to apologize. I’ll bet you have accomplished things in your life. Finishing school, falling in love, having kids, etc. It’s okay if the best thing you have right now is a silly post about how you’ll write said post.

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Hehehe I love it! OMG you had me 😂😂😂
    Thanks girl! I am laughing my ass off here!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This post is brilliant.
    I was laughing too! Sometimes (most times) my mind lives in the gutter xD

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mydangblog says:

    If the challenge was to make this prompt interesting, you succeeded!

    Liked by 1 person

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