31 Days of Aging Grace is still fresh in my mind. I’ve never written and posted to my blog for 31 days straight. Well, almost 31 days…
If you look at the list of links during the month of October, day eleven is link-less.
I tried to cover up a bit and glossed over it on day twelve, but the truth is…
… my default of quitting was hard at me that day.
I didn’t think I really could finish the whole month.
Didn’t think I’d have enough to say.
Didn’t think it really mattered if I posted or not.
Discounting the “optional” things I do is a problem.
When it comes to paying bills, or going to work, or cooking or cleaning or being there for my children when they were growing up… that was not optional. Doing what I do here every day is not either.
Those creative, optional things that I want to do “when I have time”… I set them on the back-burner with ease. I tell myself its “no big deal”.
But it is. Those things are part of who I am. And meant to be done.
What optional things do you put off while you wait for more time? Hint from one who knows… more time never comes. You just must decide to do it. Yep, you do.
So if I can write here for 31 days, I can commit to finishing a couple of projects I set aside. No excuses.
There were over 1200 bloggers posting away for those 31 days of October. I’ll mention them from time to time. There were two especially meaningful to me…
Gary Moreland: Dot Connector and his series of 31 Days of Connecting the Dots. He’s fun and easy to read. He wrote an e-book called Scary Hope. If you want to be motivated and encouraged to go after that thing you want to do… you need this.
Thirty-One, A Novel – by the writer of the Traveling Lighter blog. She chose to write a fictional short story of a woman who made simple changes each day over the course of a month. These changes moved her from a place of loneliness and discouragement to a place of hope. Beautifully written.
Hmmm… I sense a pattern. Seem to be drawn to writing that gives hope.
Hope. We need it. Fresh every day.