So on July I started the 31-Day Reset Challenge with Rosetta Thurman, creator of The Happy Black Woman. I’m a Woman, I’m Black, and I’m all about the Happy so I’m excited to do this challenge! According to Thurman’s website, the challenge is designed for “Anyone who wants to manifest a change in their life, design a more fulfilling existence, make room for new possibilities or simply gain more clarity about their path to happiness and success. This challenge will especially be of benefit to you if you’ve felt stuck or in a rut during the last year.”
Needless to say, 2011 didn’t rank as one of my Top Ten best years because I was definitely stuck. Sometimes, whether you like it or not, life decides to smack you all upside the head (I believe the politically correct term is “blind side.” Same difference – and definitely the same effect. I’m just saying.).
The event that blindsided me left me stuck, yet I’m happy to say that I’ve recovered and I’m no longer reeling and rocking. Now, instead of being in a rut as a result of being blindsided by Life, I’m agreeing with the assertion that Life Goes On. I’m on a mission to keep it moving and this 31-Day Reset is just the ticket to propel me forward.
Day 1 of the challenge required us to pick a journal to write in, decide on a mantra, and select a personal theme song. Because I’m now navigating some very pivotal areas of my life (more on that in later posts), my mantra for the 31-Day Reset is this:
“I am not afraid. I was born to do this!”
~Joan of Arc
My personal “theme song” is “I’m Every Woman” by the imitable Chaka Kahn. This song has run in the background of my head from the first time I heard it. It’s so much of part of me that when I find myself in difficult situations, I often say to myself, “I’m every woman; it’s all in me” to give myself an extra boost of courage.
This reset could not have come at a better time, because I’m afforded some much-needed down time as I wait for my dissertation proposal to undergo review. Each day I’ll try to post some tidbit from the 31-Day Reset Challenge. If you’re interested in jumping in on the fun, sign up here while there’s still time to take the challenge for free.
Want to do the 31-Day Reset Challenge vicariously through me? Then stay tuned for updates! Follow me on Twitter on @ASwirlGirl or on Facebook at The Swirl World.
Join in the fray: What areas of your life need a “reset?” What practical steps are you taking to “reset” your life?
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A Swirl Girl says
Hi Crystal! If you’d like to do the reset, visit the blog of Rosetta Thurman. She developed the program. Here’s the link to her website: http://www.happyblackwoman.com. This is the page for the reset materials: http://www.31dayreset.com. You can also follow Rosetta on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/RosettaThurman; her handle is @RosettaThurman. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/happyblackwoman. Let me know how the reset works for you; I can tell you right now that you’re going to love it!
crystal marsh says
I would like to be part of this 31 day reset.
A Swirl Girl says
Thanks so much! The reset was awesome. I didn’t get to post on it because I took on another project. Busy is good – Life is GOOD!!!
Integrated Memoirs says
I’m excited to see what the outcome is going to be. I’m sure it will be wonderful.
A Swirl Girl says
Hi Alene! Thanks for stopping by. I just followed you on Twitter and I’m going to check out your blog.I alternate living between living in Louisiana and Texas. I’m looking forward to reading your musings from the setting of lovely East Texas! Woot Woot!
Alene Snodgrass (@AleneSnodgrass) says
What an uplifting treat to have stopped by from the Wrecked team. Love your bloggy place and bright colors. Blessings.