Two hundred days.
Somehow, one day after another, one post after another, this blogging journey has added up to 200 days.
That seems so hard to believe from where I stand, that one day after another after another adds up so quickly.
It’s sort of like a conversation I had recently about how I couldn’t believe I’d worked in higher education PR for 20 years. Which, apparently isn’t something you should believe, because I added it up and it has been 21 years. And nearly two months.
One day after another, after another.
I ran across the 100 Days Challenge on Facebook recently, which asks folks to spend 100 days doing something — practicing guitar, going to the gym, writing a book. The idea is to commit to do it every day so you build consistency, well, consistently.
When I started this 366 Day personal challenge, I wasn’t sure if I could do it. Would I have time? Would I have words? Would I run out of topics? The answers are not always, sometimes, and occasionally, but I also have a commitment, a promise I made to myself and to you. And that keeps me going.
Day after day, post after post. And it tells me I could commit more deeply in other areas — like that guitar I still need to work on learning how to play or walking every day or 1,000 other promises I make to myself and then talk myself out of or let myself off the hook for.
When I was working on my doctorate, I used to tell myself that in five years I will be five years older, and I could either get there with a new degree or most of it anyway, or I could get there without it.
I know what I’ll be doing (Lord willing) for the next 166 days as I finish out this challenge. How about you? Anything you want to tackle while I’m counting down the days? It sure would help give me something to talk about.