#day#1afterSOL17 · daily writing habit

Showing Up to Find Out

Today is the first day after the last day of  #SOL17.
I’m missing it already.
Writing every day.
Making sure I linked my blog to the Two Writing Teachers website before the midnight deadline on the East Coast.

So, about three-fourths of the way through slicing in March, I promised myself that I would continue to write every day.
That I would blog every day.
No.
Matter.
What.

Well, here I am.
Even I can’t believe I made it!
Writing. Blogging. Thinking. Relishing every moment.

But, this is my weekend for writing progress reports.
Shouldn’t I be doing that instead of writing rambling thoughts?

And, as I think about writing every day, how will I come up with a fresh new writing idea for each day of the year? That’s 365 days of ideas! More to the point, where will I find the time and energy to keep writing every single day? I have a full-time job.

But, this is the old me speaking. I feel different. I am different.

Normally, I spend a lot of time thinking about what I need to do and precious little time actually doing it. This is a pattern that I know only too well. After I’ve made my lists – on sticky notes, on Google Keep, on my Notes app, or even on my Google Calendar – I am exhausted. There is so much to do!! Before I know it, I am overwhelmed. And, instead of getting busy doing, I find myself procrastinating. Not getting anything done. Finishing precious little.

It’s the self-discipline that I crave. Writing every day may be the way to develop a habit of starting and finishing personal- and work-related projects.
At least, that is my hope.
And, I’m showing up to find out.

Happy writing everyone!