Commitment Overview Day 11

This is Day 11 of 31 Days Building Commitment. I have never posted this regularly before. I think the most I have done in the past is 3 Days a week. At the time I thought that was stretching it. So today I thought I would post this celebratory post for making it this far.

owlAt this point we’ve mostly been focusing on building commitment during the single years of life. In my next post we will be talking about commitment while engaged. If you want to see the basic outline of where I am going with this series download your free copy of my book “Don’t Quit: Build a Legacy of Commitment“.

The timing of my book launch was perfect with this 31 Day Challenge. Sometimes I feel like I’ve bit off more than I can chew but in a way it’s been rewarding too. If you see mistakes, feel free to let me know by email and if the mistakes are in the email please check the website because I may have already made the corrections. I can’t change the email once it goes out.

Now about the owl pictured above. I drew and colored that owl for my friend, Pamela Hodges of “I paint. I write.” She wrote this excellent post on “There are no rules so quit trying to make them.” In it she is talking about some of the self-imposed rules we tend to put on ourselves when it comes to writing, drawing, and other creative works. You’ll need to read her post to get the real depth.

I tend to be awful hard on myself on things that don’t always matter. Like whether I should color my owl pink or burgundy, so I settled on coloring it burgundy with a pink beak.

And what about this 31 Day challenge. Do I have to write on just one subject or can I compromise a little and write an overview post where I show off my burgundy owl? At least, I do talk about commitment a little. 🙂 And maybe I can throw in a wise saying about owls!

“The Wise Old Owl”

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
~Author Unknown written before 1875


What do you think? Are you enjoying this series? Do you feel this overview post was a welcome interlude? And if you read my friend’s post what color would your owl be? Feel free to share with me in the comments.

Tomorrow, I will be back on track with the post about commitment while engaged. In that post we will be discussing whether your fiance is someone you should be committing to or not. If you are already married, don’t worry I’ll be getting there as well. I intend for these posts to be helpful no matter where you are at in your relationship.

All the posts in this series can be found here or in the tab above labeled “31 Days Building Commitment“. If you know someone that is having troubles in their relationships, feel free to share any of my posts with them or send them to We’re all about strengthening, encouraging, and helping you build your own Rock Solid Family.



About Anastacia Maness

Anastacia Maness is a preacher's wife, homeschooling mother of 6 blessings, and writer. When she's not busy counting her blessings she's writing about them right here on her blog, encouraging and strengthening families.

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