For the past several months, I have been doing 30-Day Challenges, one every month, e.g., no alcohol, eating a clean food diet, no credit cards, no sugar, and no eating after 7:00. The last one was a fail, by the way, and due to the rules I have set down for these challenges, I have to do it for an additional 30 days, and during the holidays; great!
I started this whole 30-day-challenge thing after talking with a friend who observes Lent. He doesn’t do it for religious reasons, he does it to practice self-discipline; I liked that idea. I also watched a lecture on TED about doing something different/challenging every 30 days, which intrigued me as well, and so it began.
Why am I telling you this? I’m telling you because I have decided to make this month’s 30-day-challenge to post on my blog every day, for 30 days…yep, and now that I have written it, I have to do it; there is no going back (another one of my self-imposed rules).
I think this will be a good exercise because one of the hindrances I have to posting consistently is my desire to post perfection, which is ridiculous, since, as you all can see, none of my posts are perfect—not even close, but it’s the striving for it, that keeps me from finishing and posting.
I used to always say, to anyone who would comment on something being perfect, “Only God is perfect.” I did, I truly did. Well, we all know how that turned out, so I guess nothing is perfect…well, math is perfect…always perfect, and I suck at math, so there you go. All that to say, I am going to have to let go of my perfectionism for 30 days, and that has to be good, right?
Time to get writing…I’m scared already!