Well, I’ve been at it for almost a month. Whew! I’ll admit I had my doubts. I am glad, though, that I made a commitment to write every day. Setting clearly defined goals is a big part of any success story. If the goal is vaguely described, how would I know when, or if, I reached it. Of course, I have those ambiguous goals: I want to be a better writer, I want to be more organized, I want to be kinder, I want to be less selfish, I want to grow in holiness, I want to take better care of myself. Maybe I should set some well-defined, daily goals in those areas as well. But, I have to take one step at a time. I know from experience that if I bite off more than I can chew, burnout isn’t far behind. So for now, little baby steps: one paragraph a day until it’s a habit. Then maybe I can add one act of kindness a day. It can take up to two months to form a new habit, so I’ll take it slowly in adding new goals. Who knows what the end result will be?

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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