Well, Mounties, here we are. The first week down of this 30-day creativity challenge. And I’m going to be honest with you - I haven’t had time to write a single word since all of this started.
Yes, that’s right.
I haven’t written anything. Between school, work, and home obligations, things have just been… a trainwreck.
But I’ll tell you something else: it’s not over, and I’m not quitting.
At this point in the month it’s easy to give up when you feel like you aren’t making enough progress. It’s easy to feel like you’re failing. You said you were going to write every day, right? So what the heck?
But life doesn’t work that way, does it?
Things come up, and you can’t hit that word count. You can’t take a second to breathe, much less sit down and write, or build, or film a video.
None of that means you call it quits. It doesn’t mean you’ve failed. The only way you fail is if you give up and say you just can’t possibly, because it’s too late. What is too late, exactly?
And what is so bad about it? Living gets in the way, sometimes. The only time it’s really a problem is if you find that room to breathe and realize how much life has gotten away from you, and you throw in the towel on that thing you really wanted to do.
You’re going to get busy, Mounties. You’re going to hit writer’s block, snags, make mistakes, and forget what it was you said you’d do.
But it’s never too late.
I’m still here with you, still believing in your ability to finish this. There are three weeks left. There’s no reason you can’t still succeed, when you understand that success doesn’t look like doing it perfectly.