Today marks my 100th day blog post. A few months ago I along with a fellow blogger entered a 30 day challenge with each other where we served as one another’s accountability partners. Daily we would reach out to check in and share our post. This went on for 30 days. I decided to extend my goal to 90 days but when I was somewhere around Day 45 I wanted to throw in the towel.
They say that it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. It’s evident that I still had 26 days left to hit my day 66. The moment that I hit day 60 I immediately said to myself I have to keep going until I reached day 90. OMG! It became an addiction! A sick yet exciting addiction that had to be fed daily. What started out as a challenge turned into me pushing myself pass limits and barriers that I had no idea existed. As I progressed with my challenge I stopped overthinking my topics and just sat in front of my MAC an started to write. They say everything has its place and there’s a reason for everything.
One of my long term goals is to become a freelance writer for a major publication. The last 100 days have been practice for my future. It’s crazy because I can have all day to get the post complete but its always at those last few hours before the clock strikes 12AM that I write my best. I guess its that crazy excitement that I love to feel in those last moments before there’s a chance that I could miss my deadline. It’s crazy but I have truly enjoyed the ride. I believe that this post may actually be the last one for this challenge and perhaps I will start another later in the year and see who else wants to join in. Just in case your contemplating starting a challenge I urge you to not overthink it. Remember its your blog, your digital diary and it’s okay to just write. You will be surprised what hidden gifts and talents you may discover during the process. HERE’S TO 100!