Remember that cheesy high school saying? “Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars!”
I hated that. You were shooting for the f*cking moon. That’s called failure.
As an adult, I can see the beauty of the image, anyway. Maybe I just understand better that failure is not the end. Even if I think the phrase is a little corny, I also think it makes a good point. The view from the stars ain’t that much different from the moon view. Plus, you’re a lot closer to try again. Plus, you left the earth, which is where you were stuck.
All good things.
All to say, I’m not afraid of adjusting my goals in light of new information. Or added work load. We may not have 29 posts in February, but we’ll have a lot more than we had in January. Part of this challenge has always been forcing myself to publish in spite of the fact that I don’t want to or don’t have anything to say. I’m tempted to give up, but I’m still learning what does and does not work for me. Or you.
Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
There’s a difference between posting every day and writing content every day. I don’t even do the latter. Not even with a challenge underway. This is actually one of those things I already knew about myself and am kicking myself for not remembering. I do this every NaNoWriMo…plan to write every day and then just. not. do it…
Weekends happen. Especially now that I have more responsibility.
It’s ok to adjust a goal or reset an intention, even partway through the project. Sometimes that’s the best thing to do.
Now that I’ve set the intention, and changed it, let’s get down to business…