Round 4 Check-in 10-13-19

court. US News

I’d ask if you’ve ever been stuck in traffic, but given roadways these days, it’s pretty likely.  I do have to ask though…  how did you react?  Did it stress you out, frustrate you, relax you, feel… “it’s unenviable, but inevitable”?

What about curious and creative?  Or perhaps even awed?

I had all of those experiences the other day while stuck in some traffic on Interstate 78 on my way to our old house.  Yeah, it slowed my already long trip home down, but I saw stories; I saw gorgeous scenery (there are some sandstone “cliffs” where the hills had been blasted back to make the road that were stunning contrasts in colors and textures, even to a point where runoff had virtually melted the choppy stone into liquid floes; I got a lot of people watching done…; heck, I even got the chance to b-bop to my favorite song without worrying if I might wiggle the steering wheel too much and cause an accident.

Being stuck in traffic—or on the page—doesn’t have to be negative or annoying.  It can be a blessing in disguise, if you give it a chance.  And, it is inevitable (and unenviable), so why not make the best of it?

Let us know how you’re doing in the comments, on FB or in your blog check-in (don’t forget to leave a link for us to find you there).


Round 4 Check-in 10-9-19

What’s that saying about the best intentions….

Ah well, your check-in is here now, only a few hours late.  Hope you’ll forgive me.  I’m still getting used to things in our new neck of the woods.  Baby steps, you know.

As always, feel free to post your check-ins as comments below, a link to your own webpage or post them in the Facebook thread.

And have a great day.

Round 4 Check-in Oct 6, 2019

This is….  late.  Very, very late…  I should have posted Wednesday, but…

Life Happened

But hey, the ROW80 is the Challenge That Knows You Have a Life, and so we move on to a glorious Round of Words in 80 Days, never grumbling about the the small mix ups.  It’s the effort we put forth to improve our futures that matters the most.  And we’ve got that in the bag.

So…  as always, tell us about how you’re doing so we can cheer you on.  Here, in the comments or on the FB page.

End of Round 3 Check-in

Remember Sunday’s vague post…  how discombobulated it was?

Well, turns out, I was even more at a loss that I’d suspected.  Today (well, technically tomorrow), ends our current Round of Words in 80 Days!

Yep, I really was that out of things these past few weeks.

Hopefully all of you have still been prepping yourself for new adventures in creativity (and those less inspired tasks that support our passions).  Round 3 is now done, but we still have Round 4 to look forward to in 10 days from now.

Are you ready?  If no, you’re not the only one.  But together we can make it into a great experience.

What are your plans?


Round 3 Check-in Sept 15

cred. Tenor’

Ah, um, oh ….

I know I’m supposed to be cheering you all on for the upcoming week but. . . Well, forgive me. I’m not quite with it this week,

That doesn’t mean you can’t share your news. Would love to hear from you all!  Just forgive me my scatterbrains.

As always, you can leave comments, links or respond in our FB thread.


Round 3 Check-in Sept 11, 2019

Hope you all don’t mind my making this a very quick post, but at the moment, I’m not feeling the words… Not the way I’d like to at least.

Ever have that happen?  How’d you break out of that slump?

Tell all in the comments: your check-in, your hopes, dreams, frustrations… here or on our FB page.



Round 3 Check-in Sept 8

We’re creeping up on theend of another Round if Words in 80 Days….  Creeping. We aren’t there yet.

Still, now is a perfect time to start thinking about the progress we’ve been making this round, as well as a time to consider places we could improve…  and yeah, those things we want to change for Round 4.

So, even if you aren’t ready to put your ideas into words on a page yet, today is a great day to start looking to the future and the place you want to be in it.  Time to plan, time to dream…  time to aspire!

And while you’re doing that, let us know how you have been doing.  Here in the comments or on our FB page.

Art is everywhere