30 Days, 30 Posts: NaBloPoMo

30 Days, 30 Posts: NaBloPoMo is here! and I am diving in!


This is the month of November

When NaBloPoMo challenges us, remember?

I really love a challenge  to blog

So I can avoid  the winter’s Fog.

By curling up warm, to blog!


I really have to try,  my fingers want to fly

Writing   star studded words up in the sky.

Real words,  beautiful words  full of meaning

So you can see them I shall stretch them from the floor up to the ceiling.


So from now until November’s end

I have to produce thirty blogs my friend.

Could you help  me, would you help me pretty  please

For if you do, I believe with your encouragement I could do this with ease?


Author: willowdot21

Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and hopefully in to light ?? I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well. I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.

15 thoughts on “30 Days, 30 Posts: NaBloPoMo”

  1. Oh, Willow! this is so exciting! I know you can do it! I am so glad I did a blog challenge last month. I’m working on my post about what I learned during those 31 days. I didn’t know about NaBloPoMo until yesterday, and it’s too soon for me to do another blog challenge right now, but I’ll join you on this one next year! 🙂 Go, Willow! I will be reading what you post! 🙂

  2. I write because the words are in my head and they want to get out. I have not missed a day of posting in five years. I look forward to that five or fifteen minutes every day when that feeling needs to be examined, named, explained or just vented. Pick a few good blogs to read and you will find inspiration in every one of them. Develop a theme or be spontaneous. The first year, before I started reading others posts, I opened the dictionary to a different page every day and picked the first word that resonated, echoed, made the mind begin to whirl and spin and hence a post would hatch. For the past four years I have used a set format, Happiness Is, Life Is, Love Is, Kindness Is, and my next challenge is to repeat those four themes over the next four years, one day at a time. PS… when inspired and time permits I write two or three posts at a time and I use the scheduling feature on WordPress to post one a day. Think positive and be like the little engine that could.
    Love, hugs and blessings…ME and the Boss

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words of wisdom and encouragement. I have been blogging now for two years and find it so empowering that I wish I had done so earlier. I was so interested to see how you approach your blog, isn’t funny how we all come to blogging in different ways. You have given me plenty of tips and lots to think on. Again thank you, have a great weekend. 🙂 xx

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