WOW! It is May 31 already. I have been working hard for this date.

Why? I have written several different blogs in this month of May about several challenges I have been in. One has been much longer than the other. Today is the finish date for both of my challenges.

Back on March 18, I started my first challenge, 75HARD. The first week or two I was not sure I would make it to this date. It is a mental toughness challenge. Along with some mind games and my Planter’s Faciitis, I, on a couple of days, was not sure I was strong enough to go the distance. Determination can carry you only so far.

During these 75 days I have learned more about myself! In my mind I knew I was going to complete it but didn’t anticipate the pain of just walking. I guess the little voice that kept telling me I can quit really didn’t know who I am. I didn’t really know deeply who I am until today, May 31.

So, 75HARD I have completed. I do feel because of doing this challenge it helped me make up my mind to do the next challenge. It didn’t matter to me doing two challenges at once. I had gotten the mental toughness to make that decision. Also because of this mental toughness, I was set to complete this next challenge!

The Ultimate Blog Challenge started on May 1. When I registered to be in this challenge, I had no fear that I was going to complete it.

I was in the challenge in February for the first time. I thought it would help me get consistent with my blogging. I have not been blogging all that long and still have a lot to learn. As I have written about this challenge during this month also, I did not finish the challenge the first time. I got behind and couldn’t catch up. I was disappointed in myself. I knew this challenge would help me grow. In February I didn’t even know about the 75HARD challenge.

I have no excuse for not finishing other than it was tougher than I thought writing every day would be. I did tell myself that when it would be offered again I would do it and here I am.

On this day May 31, I have completed two challenges. I attribute completing this one because of the first one, 75HARD.

Yes, I very much am proud of myself and also feel very humbled that I have finished both. This I give much thanks for those in and outside of both challenges giving me so much support and cheering me on.

What is next? I am not sure as I haven’t thought passed this day, May 31. Is it really finished? I just know there will be something more that will come about that will help me continue to grow.

To Your Success,


Deb Andrews
Deb Andrews

I mentor entrepreneurs to bring and grow their business online by giving value and strategies that will bring more leads and sales.

    12 replies to "Is It Really Finished?"

    • Florence Callender

      Congratulation, Deb, on completing two challenges. Don’t you love the sense of accomplishment you get when you finish a challenge? I do. This is the third Ultimate Blogging Challenge I’ve completed. I tried quite a few times and failed, but kept showing up until I finished my first one in October 2020. On to the next challenge!

      • Deb Andrews

        Florence, thank you for your encouragement. This is my first to complete and will be back!! Thank you for commenting.

    • Elisa

      Wow! Great job! I’ve enjoyed your posts and learned a lot. Looking forward to more from you.

      • Deb Andrews

        Elisa, thank you for those kind words. I have totally enjoyed your blogs too. Thank you for commenting.

    • Paul Taubman

      Congratulations on finishing not just one, but two challenges! That’s a total of 106 days of consistent work!

      If you are interested, the Ultimate Blog Challenge will be back in a couple of months! Come back and join us again!

      Once again, Congrats on a strong finish!

      • Deb Andrews

        Paul, thank you for those encouraging words. Yes, I will be back. Thank you for commenting.

    • Kebba Button

      Deb,, you’re doing great! Just keep discerning and writing!

      • Deb Andrews

        Thanks, Kebba. My confidence is growing and I still have much to learn. Thank you for commenting.

    • Martha

      Yes it’s REALLY finished Deborah! CONGRATULATIONS on completing TWO blogs at the same time! Looking forward to seeing you around between now and your next challenge!!

      • Deb Andrews

        I anticipate I will be up for the next Blog Challenge. See you there! Thank you for commenting.

    • Jeri Brunton

      You’re a super star. Thank you for your wise words and support. Please keep in touch.

      • Deb Andrews

        You are too kind. Thank you for sharing for me to read and for commenting on my blogs.

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