It’s already the 20th of January and my one single “resolution” to write a blog 5 days a week has already been an epic failure. But, I guess failure is in the eye of the beholder just like everything else.
While I haven’t done ANY writing. I have done a lot of reading since the new year. I’ve finished reading one book. I’m working on a second. And I’m listening to my first. I don’t actually count audio books as reading. I think of them more as a podcast. I don’t think audio books require as much time or effort and therefore, do not qualify in my book. Good thing my book is just for me. I know lots of people who claim to read hundreds of books a year, but really what they mean is that they listen to hundreds of books a year. While driving or running and if that works for them, great. Getting the knowledge in is the important thing. I’ve started listening to books while I am doing my crossing guard gig. I don’t know if I’m supposed to have an earpod in my ear while working but there is only one kid who shows up at the same time every day, and when we chat, I can still hear him because a.) I’m only wearing one ear bud and b.) they are cheap earbuds. Not the fancy noise cancelling kind that would prevent me from being an effective listener. Plus, I can quickly pop it out of my ear and into my pocket if necessary.
Though, it’s not usually necessary.
But back to my failed resolutions. I always think of the best things to write about when I am either in the shower and getting ready for bed or driving out in the country and don’t have a notebook with me to scribble in. The second one is an easy fix. Just take a notebook with me when I leave the house. That is my next step.
So, it’s been 20 days and I haven’t written a thing. I have an accountability group for working out and eating right. Maybe I need to join a writing accountability group for showing up on my blog daily.
Sometimes I think that nobody wants to read about my mundane life. But I like reading about other people’s mundane lives, so there’s that.
So I guess I am just going to start from today. I will give you all the gory details and get you all caught up and if you feel so inclined to call me on my shit for not writing on the days that I miss, I’m all for it.
My goal is to publish something Monday through Friday for the rest of the year. The great thing about goals, is that you can literally start them whenever the fuck you want. Like on January 20th or December 31st. It does not matter. Today is the day to do the damn thing. So here I am. Showing up on a Wednesday. Middle of the week is the first day of my writing “new” year. And I’m OK with it!
What have you been putting off that you could start today? Drop it in the comments.