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BLOG-TEMBER DAY 30 | A Farewell Coffee Date

We made it, friends! Thirty days of blogging, thirty days of connecting, and hopefully thirty days of making new friends. The 2nd Annual Blog-tember Challenge was such a delight (even though I know I've been abysmal at replying to comments...) and I'm already thinking of ideas for next year. Now for one final hoorah as we wrap this thing up.

Wednesday, Sept. 30: A farewell coffee date. Take some time to breathe, sip a warm drink, and share with your new blogging buddies. If you'd like a prompt: how did the Blog-tember Challenge go for you? Any surprises? What was your favorite prompt, or what would you like to see included next time?

I wish I could take each of you out for coffee. We'd camp out at the one Starbucks in this town, I'd order my first pumpkin spiced anything (I know, I know, I'm behind the times but I DO want to try one!), and the fun would begin. I have loved getting a glimpse into your days, reading your stories, hearing your voices on the vlogs, and growing alongside you during this challenge.

The beautiful thing about the blogging community is that you get to take it with you wherever you go. I carry you all in my pocket on the way to class, and I can check in with you in the middle of a crazy day at the office. When life picked up from Texas and moved me to Seattle, you followed suit, and you made the trek back across the country to Oklahoma just a year later. My community here is not what I am accustomed to, and my schedule makes for few opportunities to plug in elsewhere, but you have been consistent. You all have been my cncouragers, my sounding boards, and my delight. I am so so thankful for each one of you.

So the fun doesn't stop with the end of The Blog-tember Challenge. We get to keep going. We get to go with one another into whatever comes next. For me it's show month. My creative component launches in the middle of this month, eight weeks of hard work finally coming to fruition. Then the end of the semester looms and Christmas sparkles in the distance, with another move coming after graduation. Though all of those things hang in the distance, I am content where I am partially because I know you are hanging out at my side.

Once again, thank you all SO SO MUCH for joining in The Blog-tember Challenge! Whether you posted one day, ten days, or all thirty, no matter what capacity in which you joined us, I am SO thankful that you did! Let's get back together same time, same place next year, shall we? ;)

Happy blogging,
Bailey Jean

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