Commitment

Well, here it is March of 2020. I think I wrote something in early January about how I was going to write once a week. I messed that up and in mid-February decided that I would do the SOL Challenge again this year to make up for it. And apparently, I missed that deadline. So while I won’t be participating in the formal way, I am going to do my best to write every day this month.

I think it is a habit of mine, to get just so far and then not finish it off. I don’t have that problem with a Justin’s Peanut Butter Cup or a chai latte, but there are a few too many places where it does happen. I think about sending birthday cards and then they become belated cards. I think about calling a friend to say “Hi” and then months go by. What is it that keeps me from taking that last step?

As I commit to writing, I am also going to commit to finishing things this month. And right now, I am going to go send that card so it arrives on Wednesday this week, and not next.

4 thoughts on “Commitment

  1. Looks like you’ve got yourself a little competition! While you’re sending out your card on Wednesday, I’ll be looking to purchase and try a Justin’s Peanut Butter Cup. Looking forward to reading your slices, probably after I post mine just before mid-night.

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  2. Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski

    It is hard to carry through! I’ve been listening to Rachel Hollis a lot and she says things like “What if, this time, I don’t break a promise to myself?” We wouldn’t dream of not carrying through on our word when it comes to other people- we have to carry through for ourselves. Accountability helps me with my goals- right now I am working on tracking what I eat each day. I send a picture of my food journal to a friend each night. Before doing that, I would say “nah I’m too tired” but now that I have that commitment, it pushes me to write even when I don’t feel like it! Glad you are here even if you missed the deadline for the prizes. The writing is its own reward!

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  3. Kathleen,

    Thank you. I needed to hear that. I am pretty tight about not backing out on promises to other people. I need to treat myself the same way. And yes, the writing is the reward.

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