Sunday, October 9, 2011

7 Days

That is how long I made it before forgetting to blog.  7 Days.  That is not very many.  A week ago I stumbled upon this site on BlogHer.  I had been thinking I would like to set a goal to be more consistent in my writing. I had been thinking of this for a long time now, but had not actually done any goal setting, or consistent writing, for that matter.  The idea of writing everyday in October and having a feeling of accountability sounded good.  Plus, I really liked the theme: Between. It feels like where I am at, in a lot of different things.  So, I jumped in, with both feet.  And lasted 7 days.

Well, actually 3 days into it, I was thinking: "Hmm, this is a lot of writing. I'm not sure I have time to write!" Not a shortage of ideas, my head sometimes feels like it is going to explode with all the things I would like to write about. It is finding the time and actually sitting down and writing.  As I was already feeling a little discouraged and we weren't even done with the first week, I recruited my sister.  My sister has her own blog and seems to always be writing new posts. I figured a little friendly competition would be good. If she can write every day so can I!

And I did. Until Saturday. I still don't even know what happened. I thought, it being Saturday, meant I for sure had time to write. My husband was home, we had very few plans, I had a couple of ideas spinning around. Instead it was sunny and I decided to go on a walk in the morning. Then I played with the boys, took a very nice nap, worked outside in the yard, took over bedtime routine from my husband, and watched a movie.  When I was headed upstairs at 11:45, I remembered I had not posted to my blog that day.

Ugh.  Was it worth going back downstairs and quickly writing something up? Nope.  I was too close to my bed, already in my pajamas, and my brain was shutting down.  I was even happier with that decision when my 2 year old woke up crying at 4:00.  He kept yelling, "go downstairs!" Even when I calmly explained that it was not MORNING TIME!

I could throw in the towel and say, that's it, I obviously can not post daily. But that would mean I am a quitter. And I'm not, I'm not a wuss either.  I will keep on and hope that yesterday was my one day not writing this month. But with 3 kids, a house always under construction, a dog still not 100%, and a part-time job, it could happen again.

And probably will.


Michelle said...

You didn't see me writing when I had little kids,=. I didn't have time, and I didn't have a dog or a part time job either. I've loved reading your blog every day! Thanks for sharing the challenge!

Jenny said...

I love that you are posting more often! Keep it up!!