Ummm… Nice Try Derailing This – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 4)

A very wise person recently told me (after hearing about my #30DayLifeLaunch challenge) that I should be prepared because the universe would most likely test my resolve to climb out of this rut I’ve been in. My motivation was through the roof as I finished up with day three just FIVE DAYS AGO (oops), and I took this person’s advice with a half grin and a grain of salt. What could possibly derail me?

Well… Sigh. On what was supposed to be day four, the universe tested and derailed me. Big time.

Then it tested me even more on day five.

Then on day six it held my face to the friggin’ fire. Train officially derailed.

Everything that could go wrong when it came to jumping on board with this challenge, did seem to go wrong. I won’t bore you with details, but the last few days have been beyond challenging for me and my goals. It was as if all the forces around me were combining to keep me in my rut and push me to just give up on this goal.

So, in response to that, here’s my message back:


You can’t stop me that easily (and also, please stop trying).

I’ve actually been thinking a lot about this challenge since I jumped into it so publicly, and I’ve decided some things about how it needs to go for me.

  1. First, I decided that I am not going to write a blog post for how every single day goes throughout this challenge. I want to get back to regular blogging now that summer is over, and that includes writing and sharing a lot that isn’t part of this #30DayLifeLaunch. Because of that, I will post when I post about this journey but just know I’m still going for it even if it’s a bit between blogs specifically about this.
  2. One of my goals was to stop hiding from the world like I did for so long. That means a lot of my posts will simply be quick shares on my personal Facebook or on my Instagram (@danoah). Not everything needs to be a big blog post announcing my daily efforts to the world. This will be more fun and fulfilling for me if it’s organic.
  3. This decision is a big one, and if you’re joining me I hope you’ll think about doing it for you, too. I decided that my 30 days with this challenge can be cumulative. After losing several days in a row to the forces that be, I wasn’t ready to jump to day seven or day eight. I was still on day four of my challenge, damnit. I had plans for day four of my challenge. And by golly, I was going to have my day four. So, anyway… Maybe my 30 days will take six weeks or two months when all is said and done, and that’s okay with me.

I guess that’s the gist of how I’ll be going about this. Of course, as you have probably noticed, I am flying by the seat of my pants here.

Day four for me has been beyond productive so far. I’m feeling very good about this challenge. Why? Because… I’m doing this whether the universe tries to derail me or not.

Dan Pearce | The Single Dad Laughing Blog