Hello November | What I Learned in October

 Goodbye October and your torrential rains.

Goodbye to a lot of weakness and partial weight bearing. Here's to getting stronger!

Goodbye to October and keeping up with TV shows. I'll catch up in December. *whimper* I'm fighting for my art. I'm getting this done. I'm committing afresh to my novel. 

Goodbye this favorite month of mine; probably the hardest month this year, yet such a special one at the same time.

Hello November with my two sisters birthdays, two anniversaries and my favorite holiday. 
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Linking up with Emily Freeman's What We Learned in October
October has been a month. What a month.
The lifelong but especially poignant of late lesson of realizing I am so NOT in control has been tough.
But freeing. So freeing.
Learning my new albeit temporary limits going from 50% weight bearing to 100% and starting physical therapy. Trial and error, much grace and rest. God is so good. He's drawn me closer to Himself and comforted my heart and reminded me that He is to be my sustaining comfort. Not any fallible human being who may be in my life. Blessed people nonetheless--but I am to look first to HIM for everything.
I've learned to fight for my art. That it's not a sin to put my writing high on my priority list ahead of other things for other people. And that is freeing, too. To write when I can first thing. Not putter around on Facebook or even the worthwhile endeavors like crocheted gifts or what have you. Write first. It reminds me of that verse about giving your first-fruits to God. Firstly, receiving daily bread from the Lover of My Soul and then giving first-fruits back to Him with praise, action and words in everything I do. But especially in my writing.

Hello November to slowly but surely seeing normalcy return.

Hello November and the goal of at least 1667 words a day on A Rose Long Awaited.
Hello November and caramel apple spice drinks, pumpkin spice lattes and Thanksgiving leftovers for days.

Hello November and the first snowfall of the year way in advance of the Winter Solstice. No we haven't had any yet; but it's coming.

Hello November with it's darker days, hats and scarves and frosted (car) windowpanes. October seems to be a more ideal month to write 50K words in, but it is November, with a major holiday at the end, and it'll be wonderful.

I'll try and write once  a week here during NaNo but no promises.
Happy NaNoWriMo, Happy November
Meghan M. Gorecki
Meghan M. Gorecki

Words, history, and grace color my days here in The Burgh where I seek out the perfect coffee and red lipstick.