Tomorrow, May 1, I am celebrating six months of writing and posting every day.
I have always loved writing, even as a kid.
I was always redirected to math, and maybe internalized some of the “you’re not very good at writing.” Though I’m not sure that was true, necessarily. <shrug> I don’t know.
I did creative writing off and on from elementary school into college. I took a creative writing class in the summer after 8th grade, an independent study in creative writing in 10th grade, and a creative writing class my freshman year of college.
I’ve kept journals and diaries. I’ve written a bajillion letters, cards, emails. This is my fourth blog.
But outside of courses, I’ve never prioritized it. Until now.
Writing gets done daily (though typically what I write today is not what you read today). Not all of the writing is great—nothing done daily is done at the same level daily—and honestly, there are a few posts that I hope aren’t The One Post that someone comes across and judges my whole blog by.
Even with not all of it being to my standards, it feels good to write, to have a routine, even in the midst of everything else that’s going on in life. (And there certainly is plenty.)
It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it. And the longer the streak goes, the more painful it would be to break it.
It helps A LOT that The Climbing Daddy is supportive. Because writing takes time, and sometimes the time is inconvenient.
So my invitation to you is: what can you add to your life that would make it better? What one thing have you maybe kept on the back burner for who knows how long that would warm your soul to get back into your life?
Pick a thing. Make it a do-able thing (read: not something that takes hours a day, unless your world is very different than mine). And do it.
Do it. Pick a thing and incorporate it into your routine. Make it part of your life.
What are you going to choose? Reply and let me know!