Frustrated that I missed posting yesterday I sit here trying to decide exactly what to write about today.
I still have a bunch of things to do before I can go to bed. Get everything laid out and ready for a smooth school morning with an often cranky 3rd grader and an over rambunctious pre-schooler. Do some planning for weekend birthday party. Fold laundry.
All of this when really all I want to do is be in bed reading a smoking hot romance novel.
And instead of doing any of the above…I’m writing a blog post because I committed to doing 30 blog posts in 30 days.
And I missed a posting yesterday.
And now I’m wondering if it still counts if I miss a day…
(And secretly wondering how many times I can use the word “and” in a single post.)
In the less than 10 seconds it takes all this to race through my mind, I remind myself that it’s okay that I missed a writing a blog post. It’s not ultimately going to matter if I do 20, 26, 29, 0r 30 posts in 30 days. What really matters is doing the best that I can.
A challenge is meant to push us, to drive us, to give focus to something important to us. It’s not easy, it takes a special effort to finish a challenge. So by missing one day of my challenge am I still successful with it if I do the rest…or almost all of the rest of the days?
Success is not about being perfect in every step toward our goals, but about showing up each day to do a little something toward them. Every tiny effort accumulates into the achievement big dreams!
In order to procrastinate a little longer in the inevitable task of household chores I ask myself what my main purpose for deciding to post for 30 days was…to become more comfortable blogging, to create some consistency in my blogging, to start to find my writing voice, and to uncover what I might enjoy writing about.
Will I achieve these goals by missing a day or two during this 30 days? Absolutely.
Well that was easy and not so stressful to figure out. Maybe next time I’ll try asking the question first!
And for those playing the answer is: 10 😉