I always have such great intentions…sometimes even grandiose intentions. “I’m going to do…
You get the idea. There is a fresh challenge each month, sometimes each week. Some I’ve done…some I’ve done successfully! I have completed Inktober and a couple Rock Your Handwriting…the others, not so much.
However, the more I do them, follow them, get inspired by them, the more I want to do them, follow them and get inspired by them. Then day 3 hits. It’s kind of like week 8 in a 16 week semester – just much earlier. It’s when you skip a day (or a class) and next thing you know, it’s been 4 days/weeks. You’re behind, and even though you hate to admit it, you like consistency and now you’ve missed them. So you think, “I’ll catch up…post 2 a day”, “I’ll start again tomorrow” and so on. Rarely do you have to go back to the beginning unless it’s a Daily Om course on money (which makes sense for that one.) But my brain likes completeness. My brain likes a check mark in each day, and once I’ve missed a day, I feel like I have to make it up.
I missed posting yesterday. I even had an idea for a post, which sometimes is a feat unto itself. And usually, I’d give up and do something else. But not this time…I’m here! I’m writing…I’m posting! And it’s amazing.
You know, I don’t usually set out on these challenges to have that “Aha” moment. I set out on them to take one step in the direction of something beautiful, exciting, interesting or expanded…the “Aha’s” just happen.
So thank you, Effy, for this “Aha” moment…that missing a day is cool, and just get back into it. I may not make 30 days this month, but anything beyond a week is progress…so, 4 more to go!
What are you struggling with today? Have an “Aha!” moment?
Thanks for reading.