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Keep on Shinin’ the Light


35-Day Author Blog Challenge – Day 35, Ultra / Ultimate Blog Challenge

As the Author Challenge comes to an end, I realize I’m going to miss reading about the interesting mix of topics authors have to think about when they set out on that journey of discovery and purpose their writing.

As a reader, I’ve discovered the focus of various authors from children’s writing to period writing to ways authors can both reflect and move forward in their journey.

As a writer,  I’ve learned discipline and to think about what my readers expect from my blog each day.  I’ve had to deviate from several of the author blog topics to continue with the true focus of my blog, which is to share the day-to-day concerns of my vision-impaired community coping with a myriad of sight losses.

The question asked in this final blog topic is what authors are going to do to keep up the momentum?

What I’m going to do is keep living a positive life and encouraging my readers to do the same. I will continue to shine the light on optimism in the darkness of ongoing vision and hearing loss.

While the focus of my blog is the day-to-day concerns, sometimes that comes in the form of tips learned that I feel my readers can benefit from. Many times it comes in the form of my own ups and downs and humor that I’ve gleaned from tripping along that dim and bumpy road.

As my thirty-five day author challenge comes to an end, I pass another challenge onto my readers and that is to continue finding the bright spots in the days ahead. I will be shinin’ the light with you.

What are some of the positive goals that you’ve set out to achieve in your journey in the coming months? What are some of the milestones? 

You have read the “Keep on Shinin’ the Light” by Amy L. Bovaird. Copyright October 17, 2015. Don’t forget to take a moment and leave a comment!

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Amy Bovaird is the author of two best-selling books Mobility Matters and Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility.  An accomplished and inspirational speaker, she talks on a variety of topics based on her life experiences and continues to educate and inspire others through her writing and speaking. She lives with a dual disability—progressive vision and hearing loss due to Usher Syndrome. She blogs about the challenges she faces as she loses more vision and hearing and manages to find humor around almost every corner, AmyBovaird.com. Her books are available at Amazon. Follow her on social media at Amy Bovaird, Author.
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Keep on Shinin’ the Light

4 thoughts on “Keep on Shinin’ the Light

  • October 18, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I was thinking earlier that you were one of the ones that could gain a mixture of insights from them, being both vision-impaired and a writer. And I do thank you for sticking with me through the challenge!

  • October 23, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Just back to this blog after a long time gone. I notice you changed your main focus from adventurous “travel and trips” to something else now. Don’t know when you changed, but I can see it now:

    “I’ve had to deviate from several of the author blog topics to continue with the true focus of my blog, which is to share the day-to-day concerns of my vision-impaired community coping with a myriad of sight losses.”

    Maybe you should put that up front on the HOME PAGE part where you tell us what this blog is about. Just kind of wondered why all your travel stories stopped, and I kept looking but I see you developed this new focus after your condition worsened. Good luck with your new focus. It’s a good service to the vision-challenged community. Keep it up!


  • October 24, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Hi Steffy,
    When I read your message, I had such a pang! It seems like our life comes in waves and for twenty-five years, traveling was such a big part of my life. Until you mentioned it, I didn’t realize how the focus had changed so dramatically. Thank you so much for following my travels. I write about them occasionally. I did a 30 day challenge earlier this year. I focused on a travel destination or cultural insight for each of those days. I need to get back on my manuscript about my travels and when i do that, I’ll start posting about my travels again to support my book.
    Yes, I’ll have to change the description of my blog. It makes me sad, though, to move on. I sure hope I will be in the position to travel or live overseas again at some point.
    Thanks for your comment and for checking back.

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