Lessons I’ve learned from posting daily for the past 64 days:
- It’s tougher than you think
- Like anything, you have to make time in your busy day to write.
- I can find inspiration in just about anything.
- There’s no such thing as writer’s block. It’s more “motivation” block.
- Because I can think of a ton of things I’d like to write, but sometimes don’t have the mental toughness or patience to fight through it.
- And really, it’s more the patience I have an issue with; since time seems to be limited lately.
- But if I had all the time in the world, I could probably do it 365 days a year.
- And if money wasn’t an issue, I’d do it for a living.
- One day, I’d love to write a book; probably fiction.
- But for now, I’ll settle with promising to write … not daily, but at least three or four times a week.
Lessons I’ve learned from my Lenten promise:
- It’s tougher than you think.
- But not in the way I thought it would be tough.
- I found I was generally apt to do good deeds without thinking twice.
- And not take any “credit” for it.
- Because taking “credit” or having the “spotlight” for doing something nice is not something I’ve ever felt comfortable with.
- So writing about something that would otherwise come natural to me seemed forced.
- As if I was “bragging” about myself.
- Which brings me back to that Eighth Grade version of me.
- But I love the concept about “paying it forward.”
- So next year, I think I’ll do the same thing … but just not write about it.
Last one. Which feels good …
Good Deed of the Day: For lack of better words, I saved my manager’s butt today. In other words, I discovered something that, if went undiscovered would have caused a major upheaval in this new “project” we’d been working on. Not that I expect to receive any “credit” for it (see #7 above), I just feel good knowing that this little boo-boo has now been fixed.
Grateful Thought of the Day: Days off … especially since I’m off for the next couple days. Woo-hoo! This means I can spend some quality time with my niece and nephew while they’re in town! Of course, this also means that there will be tons of work for me when I return … <sigh>