I had a goal of posting every single day this year, but then Thursday happened. I was on the phone until 9:00 pm sorting out some work stuff and I just couldn’t muster up the energy to write.
I missed a day.
And then I missed another day.
And then I was grumpy about it.
Felt like throwing in the towel.
Slept-in this morning, and then slept-in some more.
Was tempted to eat a croissant with my coffee and wreck my cleanse. But then didn’t.
Instead, I made some brussel sprouts and eggs.
Scrolled through Facebook.
Found out a friend’s mother died of cancer last night.
And now I’m here sorting my business out.
It’s so easy to get derailed when starting new things. And it’s easy to stay derailed and give up. I know, because I love starting new things. Most of them don’t stick. But writing, journaling, blogging – whatever you want to call this – is part of me. I’m a better person when I do something creative. Even if it is a little on the level of Doogie Howser, MD.
I’m approaching 46 this year and have lived a life full of sadness, regrets, and missed opportunities. I think a lot of us have. But the very wonderous thing about getting older is that you let that shit go. You come to the realization that the old ways (self-flagellation and self-pity) don’t serve you.
It’s okay to get down on yourself. It’s okay to flounder. It’s okay to quit. But if it’s really important – keep going and begin anew. Nobody cares that you missed a day more than you do. Waste less time wallowing because frankly, you have less time.
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