75 days ago, I set a goal. Write a journal entry every day for 100 days, for at least 7 minutes each day. Any notebook would do, but the work must be handwritten.
I listened to the experts who encouraged artists to choose projects small enough to be sustainable while being interesting enough to stave off boredom. (Thank you Jon Acuff!)
Over these past 3 months, I’ve proved that these principles work. Or at least they do for me. I love accomplishment and checking things off my “to do” list. Maybe it’s my Enneagram 1-ness, or my type A personality.
Or maybe I’m allowed to be good at something. Even if that something is “just” participation. Why does it surprise me that I’ve made it 3/4ths of the way through this project without missing one day? Narry a one. I’ve finished marathons, stayed married for over a decade, and worked for the same employer for almost 15 years. Sticking with it its kinda my jam.
For the last 25 days of these #100DaysofFraddtasticWriting, I’d like to mix it up a bit and share more online than I have the first 75 days.
If I’ve made #The100DayProject seem easy, what could I be capable of producing with a little time, determination, and, most notably absent in most of my work, confidence?
Times up for today’s Five Minute Friday reflection. Anyone interested in sharing on this week’s prompt “goal,” can learn more on their website. If you’ve participated in a creative project this spring (or this year), let us know in the comments how we can check it out.