Today is the fortieth day in my year-long writing commitment. Forty days in a row that I have posted a blog. Forty days without missing a day. In my life, this is big! Major! Maybe even unprecedented!
So, that’s what I’m going to focus on today.
Not the forty things I have let slide in order to keep up with this challenge.
Not the forty things I am behind on.
Not the “Creative Fire thirty-day journal challenge” that I dumped after less than one week.
Not the forty (more like four hundred!) other attempts to form good, productive habits over the years that have been abandoned. Like walking every day. Drawing every day. Starting every day with yoga. Meditating daily. Making the bed every day. I could go on and on. You get the idea.
And definitely not the three hundred and twenty-seven days yet to go, before this commitment is finished. Let’s not think about that.
Today, I have written a blog for every day of the year, so far. I have managed to find subject matter that has inspired me and – I hope – entertained those who stopped in to read. I have only rarely devolved into navel-gazing journal entries. I have averaged about four hundred words a day. For me, that’s a huge accomplishment.
For today, that’s what I’m going to celebrate.