Day: January 27, 2018

365 Challenge: Day 316 – Rewind

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Rewind: to wind backwards and look at something again


Prior to everything that happened in the last few weeks, I had plans to visit friends in Hudson, New York this weekend. We considered re-scheduling, as neither W nor I were really up for being social, especially not an entire weekend; however, these are good, long-term friends who understood we needed a quiet weekend just hanging out, cooking and maybe a little downtown window shopping. So… we left last night (Friday) and will return tomorrow (Sunday). I think getting out of the apartment will help this weekend and allow us to rewind a little back to a happier place and time. But that’s not the reason rewind is today’s 365 Daily Challenge word. I’ve been trying to decide how to approach reading all the posts, tweets and messages I missed in the last few weeks, but ultimately, I’ve chosen how to best handle it for me right now.

When Ryder went to the doctor on January 11th, I continued to post for a couple of days, but barely read anything from other people’s sites. After we knew how bad it was, I stopped looking at all social media and my blogs, responding only if someone sent me a personal message. I’ve decided not to go back and try to catch up on anything during the last two weeks; instead, I plan to start reading posts this weekend while I’m away, as I normally would, to keep close with all my online friends. That said… I wanted to offer a chance to anyone to let me know if there was anything you posted or saw that I missed during the last two weeks. I’ll rewind back and read anything that you think would be good for me to catch up on. So… if you had a post you tagged me in, or a post you thought might help me, or you shared something about me or my book, or anything else, feel free to respond with the link or how to find it. I’ll happily catch up, read and respond on those types of messages so it’s not like I ignored your kindness. No pressure either!

I just wanted to let everyone know how grateful I am for your support, and to explain why I hadn’t read or responded to anything in the last two weeks. I’m close to being back on a normal schedule of reading and posting, but should there be anything in the past you need me to do a rewind on, please let me know. 🙂


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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