Monday, September 30, 2013

31 days: meet you

I'm not great at prescriptive lists or challenges.
I'm even bad at the blog thing, period. You know that little part well. 

I've recently been encouraged, though, in two different conversations with two different people, to do two different things:

1. learn who I am
2. write.

With one commitment to 31 Days, I can do both.

Here's a quick breakdown of what I do and do not want this month to be.

I do not want this to be a "me, me, me" month, where I just ramble about myself.
If at any point that's what it seems like, you just tell me. I'll shut the whole thing down.

I do want this to be a place where, as I figure out who and how and why I am, you see some of who you are. I think that can happen. I hope it will.

I do want this to be a month of me letting people in. In one of the before-mentioned conversations, a friend who I love and who I know loves me broke it down so clearly.

She said, "Hannah, you show people the door before they even get to decide whether or not they want to stay. They might want to come in, sit down, stay a while, and get to know you; but you'd never know."

So this is me swinging the door open. This is me saying, "Come in. Sit with me. Stay and while and let's talk." I'll make the coffee, brew the tea...whatever you want.

I would love for you to stay.

This post will be home base for the month of October. Reference back here for a complete list of my 31 posts.