As I was out this morning looking for
a few different sunrise shots to share, I thought about how this month had felt like one long competition for me. Not me competing with other writers at all. But, me competing with ME -- who happens to be one of my most dreaded competitors.
This was my 4th year to write with the #write31days community. Every year I set a goal to post something every single day. I set that goal again this year. But, this year I also set myself up. What does she mean by that... you're possibly asking?
Well, in the last weekend of September, I chose my subject, sunrise thoughts. I love sunrises & sunsets!! That would have been rather easy. But, then I made the crazy decision to free write every day AFTER I'd watched the sunrise on that day!
In looking back on things, it certainly would have been easier to pick one of the 1,986,429+ beautiful sunrise photos I've taken over the past 15-20 years and write a thought related to that pic. But NO... I chose to wait each day & see where my mind took me. (Another idea that is quite scary... if you know me well!!)
On day #30, I can honestly say that not one post was pre-planned. (Hmmmm... some of my readers might have guessed that.) But, I wanted to put myself out on a limb this year -- for some reason - and trust that the words would come. Well, I'm extremely close to the finish line. And, looking back on this as a competition, similar to running hurdles. I am reminding myself... even if you are almost there... even if your goals are almost met... even if you can SEE the finish line...
- Finish strong!
- Don't look back
- Don't slow down
- Don't get sloppy
- Give it all you've got to the very end.
Who knows what I'll write about tomorrow :) But, tonight I am changing ONE MORE DAY, ONE MORE DAY, ONE MORE DAY!!!
PS The clouds totally hid the sun this morning. But, I still got some pretty okay shots.
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