Maybe that’s a good thing…maybe that makes me more flexible.
I have tried. As a child, I wrote out detailed daily schedules for myself, but I could never live up to them. As an adult, I’ve come to a sense of acceptance about my inability to maintain habits.
But, recently, I have watched two of my friends follow through on daily posts, one here, at Lightwavejourney’s Blog, which tracks the days of the Omer, a period of 49 days between Passover and Shavuot, and another friend who posted poems on a Google Group that she has maintained for quite a few years, and which I feel privileged to be included in. For all of April, these two friends posts, one about the daily insights that are suggested by a systematic examination of the Sefirot – the emanations of the Divine, and the other a poem each day, sometimes serious and intense, like At Gettysburg by Linda Pastan, and sometimes pure triviality, like Eletelephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards.
But, for me, this pairing of two friends, both demonstrating perserverence and strength of habit, was inspiring to me.
I don’t know that that will make me any better about forming or sticking to habits. I can’t count, anymore, the number of times that I’ve gotten to Week 5 of the Couch-2-5K program and quit!! But, I did post for 29 days straight last November, so I know I can do that!!
And this is the third day in a row of posting something here for me. So, we’ll see…