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Blogs of November – 3 of Our Faves to Read on a Sunday

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7 years! ✨It was almost exactly seven years ago today that I boarded a one-way flight from Orlando to San Francisco, marking the very first time I'd ever lived outside of Florida. It was just a couple months after Dave and I got married that we decided to take a leap of faith and move all the way across the country knowing nobody, but excited about the opportunity to try our hand at city living and West Coast life. Dave moved first to start his job, and I came two weeks later (our stuff came four weeks after that, which is a whole other story for another time). . Truthfully, there were people who didn't think it was a great decision to move so far from everyone and everything I'd ever known, especially when we had a lot of good stuff going on back in Orlando. But, deep down, I knew (we knew), that it was an adventure we wanted to say yes to, and I have no regrets about that decision and would make it again, even though there have definitely been hard times throughout the years, especially being so far from family. . If I had never moved out West, I wouldn't have started a blog that would one day become my job, I wouldn't have taken being a group fitness instructor from a side-hobby into a true passion that has led to so many other things, and we wouldn't have had some of the most fun times ever navigating a brand new world as a young married couple and eventually ending up with Brady and the life we love now too. . Here's what I've learned over the years: There's nothing wrong with staying comfortable and staying the same. But if you never dance with the unknown, and you never face off with struggle, you'll never reap the big rewards and get all the things you didn't even know you wanted. So just follow your gut. Mine has never steered me wrong.

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Join the Blogtober Challenge

This time of year always causes excitement, if not only for the sweater weather, booties and scarves then surely because it’s officially Blogtober!

For all the bloggers out there, especially the Book Bloggers, it’s time to get busy and challenge yourselves! I don’t know about you but I tend to post more sporadically than on a schedule simply because when I’m ready to write a review after a new read, that’s what determines my blog post schedule and nothing else. However, for the month of October, I can get my writing in gear in order to at least write one post a day.

The good news… there’s no rules so write what you want as long as you write! If your full-time job gets in the way of your posting during the week, that’s OK. Try to schedule your posts in advance.

Why this helps – not only can you queue up several posts at one time for different days, you can also choose to post at the most effective time for maximum engagement. To do this, it does require you to do a little digging to find out when your peak times are, but it’s worth it and not to o hard to do.

To see who’s accepted the Blogtober Challenge check out the bloggers below and get inspired!

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DB's Guide to the Galaxy

Grab your towels, losers. We're going book blogging

Write your Destiny

The Reader's World

Books and race reviews

"Life is for participating, not spectating" - K Switzer

Lisa s Everyday Life

Welcome to my Life. As I turn Everyday into a Holiday -

Kaitlyn’s Cup of Tea

Reviewing books with a cup of tea.

Cynthia Coe

Fiction & Creativity

Lucy's Kids Blog

Lucy Robbins Welles Library Children's Department

Books on the Brain

Thoughts on Books

The Curious Magpie

reading, reviewing and writing

david blankenship

Words in long lines with periods and commas and sometime a dash.

The Kindle Book Reviewer

Reviewing works by new authors and those yet establish themselves.

Owl Works - The Scribblings of M.T. Bass

Critics agree his writing style is perfect for license plates: no spelling, no grammar, no coherence — not to mention his lawless bent.

Vasaras Vidus

LAT: the middle of the summer

Paw Prints in the Sink

Seeking Adventure, Finding Joy

Reading for Sanity Mom

One book at a time

Animals of the Pacific Northwest

A site about the animals that call the PNW home and how best to care for them