Showing Up

For me, the hardest part about fulfilling a personal goal has always been starting. When I want to start an exercise routine, getting myself to the gym is the most challenging. Once I’m there, I hop on the treadmill or the elliptical and thirty minutes later, I feel amazing. I wonder why I don’t do this more often. I could be 25 pounds lighter right now if I just showed up.

The same goes for writing. For the last 31 days, I woke up, got dressed, poured myself a cup of ambition and sat down at my computer screen. Sometimes, I would type the words “I don’t know what to write” until something came to mind. Other times, I’d shut off the computer and pray an idea comes would magically appear on my way to work. And there were a few days when I had to give myself a much-needed break.

But guess what? I DID IT! I put myself first and showed up. And here I am 31 days later with a new writing routine. I carved out the time for it. I made it a priority. I succeeded.

Why don’t I do this more often? I feel amazing! I could have had my first book written if only I did this sooner. 😉

There is no stopping me now! I may not get to 29 posts for February, but I promise to show up when I have something to say.

Thank you for reading my posts and supporting me all month long. Stay tuned!

6 comments on Showing Up

  1. Alice Gerard
    January 31, 2020 at 4:42 pm (4 months ago)

    Great job!!! Congratulations! I too finished my blogging challenge for the first time!

  2. Carrie
    January 31, 2020 at 6:03 pm (4 months ago)

    I’m so proud of all of us! Is 29 posts your goal for February?

  3. Julie JordanScott
    January 31, 2020 at 7:11 pm (4 months ago)

    Showing up is SOOOO important. You are an amazing human! I have several different coals mapped out for February (which include continuing to work on my 10 Year Vision, naturally – but showing up is the foundation for them all.

  4. Doug
    February 1, 2020 at 2:23 am (4 months ago)

    Congratulations on getting it done.
    The next one will be easier with less stress.
    As Paul once said if it was easy it would not be called a challenge.

  5. JanetheWriter
    February 1, 2020 at 11:56 am (4 months ago)

    So proud of you! Sometimes, when I have an idea, but not the time to write, I’ll jot it down with a few bullet points and come back to it when I do have time. I also find it helpful to step away from the computer and take up pen and paper — which often helps the ideas flow. Once I’ve got the piece started, I’ll move back to the keyboard to flesh it out.


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