A few months has passed since I last wrote on this blog. I feel like a hypocrite writing about reviving my blog, yet I’ve haven’t updated it till now. During the same time of my last post, I started a brand new job in a different industry, so I had a steep learning curve to overcome. Learning the ropes took much of my time and energy. As a result, I neglected this blog.
When I felt more comfortable at work, my blog ran through my mind. Ideas of what I could write about circled my head, but I couldn’t sit down and type out my story. Somehow, my perfectionist side jumped into gear. Soon enough, I placed pressure on myself to write the most amazing post, rather than to write what’s on my heart. Back in April, I already decided that I wanted to write my next blog post on a reflection of the Shine Brightly Project. I even created a reflection PDF form to help people evaluate their progress with the Shine Brightly Project, but I never posted it until today.
Sometimes, I wonder if people have forgotten about the Shine Brightly Project because I haven’t talked about it in a long time. I admit that I forgot about it when I don’t actively pursue it. I don’t want the Shine Brightly Project, something that I believe in, to vanish.
To refresh our memories, an initiative that I started in the beginning of the year was the Shine Brightly Project, which was to encourage people to try something new each month. I knew that trying something new can be daunting and scary, so I created a Shine Brightly Project Planner form to make it easier for people to try new things. After I succeeded my Shine Brightly Project for the month, I realized that I needed to evaluate the project. With the evaluation process, I believe it would help people to understand why they were successful or not. Thus, I started to ask a series of questions.
The 4 questions that I asked in the reflection include:
- Did you succeed at reaching your goal? Why or why not?
- How did you feel before, during, and after the challenge?
- What helped or didn’t help you to be successful?
- If you were to do this challenge again, what would you do similarly or differently?
I began to use the reflection form for my challenge of writing this blog and evaluate my Shine Brightly Project. By doing that, it helped me to see my weaknesses and how I can change to be more successful at writing in my blog. I am working on overcoming my perfectionist side. Hopefully, I’ll be able to write more regularly, at least once or twice a month.
Click the link to find your own Reflection of the Shine Brightly Project. I hope the Reflection of the Shine Brightly Project helps you to be more successful and motivates you to continue to try new things.