note to self [#write31days]


yes, you heard that right.

my first every 31 days challenge right here on gloriously ruined, is a crazy voicemail series.  we’ll call it “note to self”

just like this first voice memo says, I will be including voice memos for these posts.  I’ve been brainstorming this series for a while, and a hot day at the lake in July it hit me!  voice memo series!  I don’t know why I do this, but I love making voice memos for myself.  As my current iPhone says, I’ve been doing this since October 28th, 2010.  Sometimes I just have these thoughts, ya know.  thoughts that need to be recorded RIGHT then.  Most of the time I have these thoughts while driving.  isn’t that funny?  when I’m finally pulled away from distractions [aka, technology, to do lists, laundry…] I have these crystal clear thoughts.  sometimes I intend for these thoughts to be recorded through writing, and sometimes they are just memories I don’t want to forget or things I want to do.

I never thought anyone would ever HEAR these thoughts, but I’ve been dreaming about finally taking the time, and challenging myself to write the stories.  write the thoughts.  so this month, I’m challenging myself to write every. single. day.  I’ve pre-written a few posts, but most days I want to literally sit down, listen to a voice memo, and write.  some of these posts might be from “notes” on my phone, and not actual voice memos, but they are all the same.  things I scribble down while traveling, after I get out of the shower, or when I can’t sleep at night.

now that I think about it, I think I know where I get this from.  my dad used to carry around [pre iPhone] a handheld recorder that he would talk into as we were driving down the road, or on vacation, or sitting at lunch.  things to not forget, notes to his assistant, whatever it was in his world.  [thanks dad!]

so this is MY world.  welcome 😉

to find out more about this crazy writing challenge, visit the #write31days site here.


I’ll have all my 31 days posts linked HERE, or click the “note to self” logo on the sidebar!

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  1. Bailey Jean says:

    I love the idea of using the voice memos! In college I would record memos of to-dos on my long drive home from Baylor, and you’ve inspired me to start doing it again. SO many ah-ha moments have happened in the car or on the go and then disappear by the time I get to my destination.

    SO excited to follow along, Wynne! This will certainly be a challenge to complete, but praise the Lord for His grace and provision along the way 🙂

  2. sarah beth says:

    love this idea!! so clever…looking forward to what God says through you!

  3. McCall Townsend Aldridge says:

    Love you, my creative friend!

  4. Sarah says:

    I seem to have clear thoughts while driving too and have just started taking voice memos! This will be such a fun series to follow Wynne! Looking forward to it!

  5. Kallie Karper Pitcock says:

    Love it! I have a million little notes of thoughts on my phone but never thought to use the voice function. Genius! Looking forward to following.

  6. Andrea Worley says:

    what a cool idea, can’t wait to follow along.

  7. Love this! I do voice memos too!!! So brave of you to share 😉 I’m doing 31 days too!!

  8. Lindsy Wallace says:

    This is going to be awesome!

  9. Brittany Taylor Willard says:

    Love this! Glad I’m not the only one who records voice memos to remind myself of all the things I need to write or say. 🙂

  10. Natalie Weaver Busch says:

    I can see why you would be reluctant to post the voice memos that you never knew would be published, that’s brave, and so cool! Good for you. Can’t wait to hear more.

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