Is it really October already?? Oh goodness … the year is almost gone and are you like me and wondering what you have to show for it? Or maybe you got a few things done, but that one big goal, dream or project is still sitting on the shelf, waiting for you to pay it some attention? While you have been looking at it, the “thing” has grown giant ears, a whip of a tail and big long trunk! You have an elephant staring you down!
We know that feeling too! Over and over we hear women talk about feeling overwhelmed either by specific tasks or just life in general; working, raising children, leading a ministry, being a good daughter or friend, writing a book, starting a blog and so on.
You see the problem is that when we’re staring at an “elephant” (whatever that looks like for us), it can seem SO huge that it’s paralyzing. We can’t do anything because the idea of actually eating the whole thing seems impossible.
But it’s not really. It’s just one big meal made up of many little bites.
I decided I wanted to address both my own personal “elephants” and also create a larger discussion around it on the blog. And I knew October would be a great time for a series because it’s “write 31 days” month. So I came up with 31 Days of Eating Elephants (I’m sorry if that offends any of my animal loving friends, you know I don’t mean REAL elephants, right?). I decided to invite a friend to host the topic with me so we could offer two different perspectives from our own areas of expertise. I invited my friend Christa from Do A New Thing and, between the two of us, we will give you strategies and tools for taking on big goals/dreams/projects and making them bite sized.
Here is how it will work:
- Today, we have the same post on both of our blogs.
- Tomorrow, we will each have our own elephant-eating stories on our own blogs
- Starting next week, we’ll each post twice a week,
- On the weekends, we’ll take the conversation to social media. Watch for some fun events where you can join us.
- We’ll also have a private Facebook group where you can discuss your progress with other elephant-eaters, support and encourage each other. Join us there for more fun and resources!
Be sure to follow us both on social media so you don’t miss a thing! (See the links below to like and follow!)
Is there an “elephant” you are facing? Something that seems daunting to you but you’d really like to move forward and give it a try? Then join us! Share below in the comments about the elephant you need to eat. I’m really excited! This fall can be a time when we make stuff happen!
Also, to get things started we’re giving a way a copy of Glynnis Whitwer’s book Taming the To-Do List. Yay!