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Same Promise, Different Year

  I made a promise to myself at the beginning of this year.  To write more.  And, as you can see from the early entries on this blog (all three of them), I did succeed for a little while.  But, as we have all experienced, life got in the way.  Or rather, I chose to let life distract me.  Balance the checkbook, clean the den, make sure the kids have everything they need, like, food.  It's so easy to believe other, more pressing needs overrule time spent writing.
  So, I will try again.  I will make a promise to myself to write more.  But this time, the vow changes in one small way.
  For the past couple of years I have read Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project blog.  And one of the key points I have learned, among many, is that making a promise to yourself (lose weight, save more, learn something new) will be more successful, and ultimately more rewarding if you make it specific.  "Lose weight" becomes "lose 25 pounds by Labor Day".  "Save more" becomes "Save $10,000 before Christmas".  "Learn something new" becomes "Sign up for a drum class".
  So my "write more" promise becomes this, I will post on this blog everyday.  That's right, I said daily.  Yes, it's a lofty goal for someone who's posted four times in the last year.  I'm going to aim high.  The posts may not be earth-shattering each time.  But they'll be here.
  My hope is that someone will be here to read them.  That they will get better over time.  And that maybe my words will even help someone besides me.  But regardless, my words will be here.  Everyday.


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