Happy weekend! Today I’m introducing (a little late!) our October Dressed for My Day Challenge. So many of you participated and seemed to enjoy the September Challenge, so I’ve decided we’ll definitely continue on with them for at least a full year. Are you in? I hope so! Let’s celebrate fall, y’all!
The October Dressed for My Day Challenge Theme
Let’s face it, 2020 has been a challenging year, at best. And one of the greatest losses we’ve experienced, besides the lives of many who have succumbed to the illness, of course, is the missing out on celebrations. So, while everything has not yet returned to normal, I think it’s important that we do the best we can to celebrate the sweetness of life.
I don’t know what fall is looking like in your neck of the woods, but here in Ohio, God, in His mercy, has seen fit to bless us with a beautiful autumn so far. Come to think of it, He also blessed us with a beautiful (but late!) spring and a mild and lovely summer, too. But the beautiful colors and cool temperatures and sunny days have made me want to throw my hands up in the air and Celebrate Fall, Y’all!
Like we did last month, we’ll be taking this challenge both individually and as a community. Your level of participation is totally up to you. (Well of course it is. Duh.) I hope you’ll make this challenge work for you. But I’d also love it if you joined our Private Facebook Group (I need to come up with a better name for that!) and shared your journey through the challenge with the community of gracious, beautiful and friendly women who are there. You can join the group here. Be sure to answer the admittance questions or you will not be permitted into the group. My four hostesses and I do everything we can to keep the group safe and wholesome and fun.
Here is the October challenge broken down into categories: Style, Beauty, Fitness and Inner Beauty. You can participate in any or all. Have fun!
Style: Celebrate with Color
Let’s enjoy incorporating both the colors of autumn and the colors that are trending into our outfits this month. Or wear the colors that make you happy! I’d love it if you post selfies of your outfits in the Private Facebook Group. So many do, and they inspire us all.
Beauty: Celebrate with Self Care
As we turn our attention toward breast cancer prevention and a cure during the month of October, let’s make sure we’re up to date on our mammograms. But let’s also make sure we’ve gotten all the other health screenings and vaccines we need.
Then let’s turn our attention to more pleasant matters. Maybe it’s time for a spa day, even if it’s at home. Have a manicure, a facial, a bubble bath. You celebrate by taking time for you!
Fitness: Celebrate Creation
Our fitness celebration is two-fold. We’re celebrating our bodies by moving them more. And we’re celebrating the beautiful world around us by getting outside and enjoying it more.
Inner Beauty: Celebrate Community
Along with missing out on so many celebrations during 2020, we’ve also missed out on much needed time in community. We were created to live in community. While you still may not be able to “do community” the way you once did or would like to, I encourage you to step it up a notch to the best of your ability.
Do something to increase your sense of and enjoyment of community. Whether you host friends for an outdoor gathering or invite women to virtual tea party, reach out and invest a little more in your community.
By community I really mean your people. The friends and family you enjoy doing life with. But you could also (if you’re comfortable with it) get out and invest some more in your town or neighborhood. Attend a socially distanced farmer’s market, take a stroll through a neighborhood park or organize an outdoor neighborhood fall decorations tour.
How to Participate
Honestly, you can participate any way you want to. I present this challenge really just as a service to you…and me. It’s meant to just be a little friendly motivation. So you do you.
But again, I invite you to the Private Facebook Group to participate in the midst of a group of women who are friendly, gracious, fun and spirited. We do all we can to make it a safe place.
Wrap of the September Challenge
I don’t have permission to name the winner of the September Challenge here, but we feted her sufficiently in the Private Facebook Group. She posted almost daily (maybe she did post daily!), shared her story as she posted, opened up a little about a personal transformation she experienced recently and encouraged the other women in the group. AND she won a gift card to Talbots!
You could be the winner of the October Challenge! I welcome you aboard. Please let me know if you have any questions.
For More Information…
I neglected to get a video challenge up this month. I’ve got to be sure to record those things when I record my other videos. I’ll be better about this next time.
But if you want more information, I’ve posted a very rough video from my phone on my Dressed for My Day Facebook Page (open to anyone) and in the Private Facebook Group. In the video I share a little more from my heart.
Have a lovely weekend, dear gal. And welcome to the October Dressed for My Day Challenge!
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Blessed for My Day
And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds… ~ Hebrews 10:24