#30DayBlogChallenge - Day 3

I had every intention of blogging and writing on my lunch/dinner/meal break. The post was written and proofread as I was about to hit publish. Then the Blogger app suddenly quit as my wifi was acting funky and BOOM, the draft didn't even save. So here I am, 11:30-something at night trying to write out a blog post for day 3 of the #30DayBlogChallenge.

Art by Tom Shumate via Studio6

I could have gone on about the horrible day I was having in this post. But instead, I just kept swimming. I kept pushing through. And I made it. I'm tired. But I am OK. My knee is still incredibly grumpy and I am feeling a little burnt out but I met some really great customers tonight. The customers that made me smile with positive energy and influence. 

No matter how shoddy or bad your day is, just keep swimming. Keep yourself afloat and moving forward.

#30DayBlogChallenge - Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the #LindsayAndTheCity #30DayBlogChallenge! We made it day two and while I'm in the process of brainstorming potential blog ideas, I'd love to hear your feedback on what my readers would like to see me write/blog/ramble about. Part of this challenge is to foster a creative outlet for myself. As for today, we are speaking into existence some goals, plans, and aspirations today.
1. 30 minutes of yoga three days a week.
I have thoroughly neglected any fitness this summer except for the copious amounts of walking (a busy day at work usually means I end my day around 20,000 steps). I am also looking into yoga has a way to stretch my joints and back, to self-center (wooosahhhhh), and a form of low impact excercise for my cranky knee.
2. Find a paint color for my apartment.
Potential colors include pale soft grey or a neutral to cool beige. I am keeping my white trim/ceilings but the cream for my walls is too yellow and warm especially with the richness of my hardwood parquet floors and deep wood tones in some of my furniture. I am pretty sure the wall color will be good neutral that I hope I won't need to repaint if I ever more.
3. Continue to "shop" and search for a new sofa and TV stand.
My IKEA futon has well gotten it's money's worth (I had inherited her from my Grandmother's apartment so my futon is at least 7-8 years old). I'm on the hunt for a grey sleeper sofa for both Netflix binges and when friends visit. I also want a TV stand with lots of storage. That way I can also hide my printer, extra blankets/linens, and shoes (though now might be the time to list my shoe collection on Poshmark... too many Nine West and Crocs shoes to name a couple brands).
3. Consider purchasing a bike as a means of both transportion and excercise.
I had an amazing time volunteering at the Bike Virginia tour this summer and really enjoyed the comraderie of being around "bike people." Also, cycling is great excercise and not as bad on my knees than other forms of cardio.
4. Last but not least, SCALE THE WALL!
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I need to not focus on the barriers but instead "climb the wall." See what's out there. Explore. Not be afraid. Be brave. Get shit done! I'm the only one stopping myself from greatness.
Day Two complete. WOOT! Tomorrow might be a "Makeup Monday" kind of post!

#30DayBlogChallenge SEPTEMBER 2018 - Day 1

Last year, I had challenged myself to pursue a #30DayBlogChallenge for the month of September, I made it to posting for two days, missed a day, and then didn't follow through with finishing out the month. I failed. I didn't even write an apology to say, HEY! I missed a day. Sorry. I'm back!" Nope, I ignored it and went about life and neglected things. I remember some of the excitement I had when I began blogging with the RVAfashionista idenity on Blogspot. I need to get back to that.


While on LinkedIn, I stumbled upon this quote on a post by Tony Robbins (Virgin CEO). This completely hit home. I need to focus on scaling the wall. I need to focus on redefining the problem. I need to start focusing on my creative endeavors.

Day one is DONE!!! #30DayBlogChallenge