In December I tried to give myself the challenge of writing everyday on my blog. Writing every day wasn’t hard. Yet coming up with blobs of information that might be helpful to other people & showed a beginning, middle and end every day — that was challenging!

And so I failed – yay!!!!

Now’s a great time to question my commitment, wonder if I’m good enough, and fearfully look at what else I can’t do.

Koko looking at her self in a mirror.

Koko looking at her self in a mirror.

Well that’s absolutely NOT what’s happening. I’m just having a good laugh at how throwing some rules at myself without a plan was really wishful and kind of like making New Year’s resolutions.

What did work? I wrote a hell of a lot more than in November and the wheels are lubed up to write even more in January.

What I succeeded at? I’ve started to make writing a habit.

Yes, it’s about loving writing. Yes, it’s about being surprised when I read it all back to myself. Yes, it helps to listen to a little more music and not NPR all day. It’s strange to call making art a habit. Habits don’t sound sexy, but a habit is what I needed to break deeply into my writing instincts.

So, I’m laughing at myself for succeeding in a way I hadn’t thought of when I made my “announcement”.

Question: How have you surprised yourself lately?

Enjoying life with every turn,