I’m not much of a goals person because they don’t tend to stick (i.e., I don’t tend to stick with them) but writing daily this year is a definite goal I have and I fully intend to accomplish this year barring any extenuating circumstances.
I was inspired to start this effort by many writers, particularly Seth Godin who has blogged daily for many years. He sees daily writing as something we do for ourselves and it is one mark of being a “professional.” I really want to attain some level of professionalism with my writing. And so here I am.
The times when I don’t know what to write and would much rather go to bed, I push through. But then I ask myself, “Why am I writing this? Is this feeding my ego more than my soul? Am I writing to fill the checkbox for today, and is that okay?”
In living an authentic life, do we forge on in the short term to accomplish that goal? If we are feeding our ego in that way, is it still authentic?
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.