I listened to an audio lecture right before going to bed last night. A daily practice was one of the topics covered; the lecturer chose to run each day of 2014 and had accomplished the goal! It seems that I am surrounded by this idea lately. Maybe it is what and who I am reading:
*A Writer’s Life in Brief (Julie Bogart blog)
*The Happier Home (Gretchen Rubin book)
*The Artful Parent (blog)
*The One Thing (Gary Keller book)
but all these resources have suggested choosing one thing to do each day. A daily practice. Arguing that it is easier to commit to a practice every day as opposed to, say, committing to do something 4x’s per week…
And I am considering what to do. If anything. Usually I feel I have a full plate.
I did find I had a huge lift when I blogged every day one November (2 years ago! Or maybe 3!!). It challenged me but also forced me to find all the good of my days. I recorded a huge amount about each kid and it is a snapshot of that time, available to me anytime I log on.
It has been on my mind-especially since I re-read some journal entries recently and realized that I didn’t remember the instances I wrote about, however sweet a memory it was. Memories I want to keep. My memory is short; some may say overloaded. Maybe it is my attention is short and scattered! In any case, I want to combat it.
What a bonus to keep and share those instances online! And extra bonus: that Sam or grandparents or I can check-in anytime to see what’s happening.
All this to say…you may be seeing more action in this space than you have in a long, long time!
A goal that will last you a lifetime!
Heather – Would love to have you share life with the 3 little wees again, but only if it is something you enjoy doing ( at least most of the time), not if it becomes yet one more thing to fit into your days. But your comments about re-reading your older posts and not remembering those moments is absolutely true – and only becomes truer as the years go by. So I think it is a project that you – and all of us privileged to have access to it – will cherish in the years to come, even if it’s not every single day. Lissa