Category Archives: 500 Word Challenge

Why Should You Participate in Building Your Community (My500)

Day 11 of the 500 Word Challenge. Persuade Me Dear neighbor, It has come to my attention that you prefer the comforts of your own home over our community rather than getting involved. I get it. You don’t really like … Continue reading

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Remembering Why I Write (My500)

Day 10 of the 500 Word Challenge. Write about writing. I cannot believe that I have been at this for 10 days already. Writing in a journal for 10 days straight is one thing but completing a writing challenge with … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Fear with Confidence (My500)

Day 9 of the 500 Word Challenge. Teach something. Today was my first day returning to learn how to swim. With determination and little nervousness, I walked into the women’s locker room to change into my swim clothes. I walked … Continue reading

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8 Funny Memories from Growing Up in Church (My500)

Day 8 of the 500 Word Challenge. Make a list. Growing up in church I can tell you that there are somethings from my days as a child that you may not see at many churches today. Big hats – … Continue reading

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Live, Learn and Love Yourself (My500)

Day 7 of the 500 Word Challenge. Today’s prompt is obviously a letter to my younger self. Here goes 🙂 Dear Michelle, You are going to have some awesome opportunities that scare the heck out of you. Don’t fear them. … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back After Failure (My500)

Day 6 of the 500 Word challenge. Tell someone else’s story. From the outside looking in, Peter is a quiet smart college student from the suburbs. He doesn’t seem to let much bother him except when someone tries to make … Continue reading

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Discovering Indepedence (My500)

Day 5 of the 500 Word Challenge. Today, I am supposed to share a memorable moment. Although it has been a source of tension in my marriage, it still stands out as being one of the most significant trips of … Continue reading

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Have You Finished What You Started? (My500)

Last year an admin from one of the many groups that I am a part of asked a question that I soon regretted and savored answering. The question was, “If you hadn’t given up on IT, (whatever it is), where … Continue reading

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Prioritizing the Important Things (My500)

Day 3 of the 500 Word Challenge. Today’s Challenge was to get up early to write. I guess this is as early as it gets for me since my priority is to hit the elliptical, first. Much like my commitment … Continue reading

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Don’t Take Life for Granted (My500)

The 500 Word Challenge is me finding a way to number my days through words and choosing to share my process with someone else unfiltered, unedited and uncovered. Continue reading

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