Wow. The difference in our world between blog 325 and 350 is significant. In five weeks, COVID 19, PPP loans, and the death of George Floyd have certainly impacted our lives.
To view what it means to write 1,000 blog posts in today’s world is significantly different than the preceding check ins. For those of you playing along, I check in every 25 posts to document what I’m learning. I took Seth Godin’s challenge from this blog post a year and some months ago: https://seths.blog/2018/10/the-first-1000-are-the-most-difficult/.
Here’s what I’m learning:
- It’s harder to blog at the end of the day these days. I’m spent, used up and tired by the time I get to it.
- I need to blog in the morning. This should be obvious with #1, but it hasn’t been as my days often start with a bang. That being said, I’m actively changing my calendar at home and work to accommodate my “best” hours and what I do with them.
- I’ve found it easier to find blog topics and harder to find the words many days.
- With deep emotion, writing is easier and feels more meaningful.
- When my support systems don’t work, neither do I.
- Writing has risen in priority and fallen in priority depending on the events of the day. It’s been unpredictable. This tells me I need discipline and structure to maintain a better cadence.
- In order to maintain resilience, I need more self-care.
- Writing is its own form of therapy; worth every struggle and always brings clarity.
- Like all things, preparation results in more value and a better outcome.
- The past week has been the most difficult so far. I’m grateful I started early today.