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I’ve been writing this daily log for over four hundred days now. What have I learned from it?
- Discipline is difficult. I met a friend at a bar three years ago and told her I was writing everyday. Back then, I was working on a novel. She was impressed, which made me happy, then I stopped writing every day. Three years on, I realize that it’s the happiest times when discipline is most important. Easier to excuse yourself.
- It’s okay to not have anything to say as long as you’re honest about it. A lot of people are not having anything to say right there with you. Catharsis.
- I write a lot about taking walks. A lot of blogs I follow do too. What’s up with that?
- Holidays are special if you let them be. For most of my adult life, I’ve gotten progressively disenchanted with holidays. Writing this blog, though, has forced me to focus on them and that’s brought some of the magic back.
- An add on: life is magic anytime you allow it to be. There’s magic in joy, magic in boredom, magic in suffering. Looking at anything closely brings new color to it.
- You better understand your own responsibilities by verbalizing them, acknowledging them, calling them out. Accountability.
- I quote a lot from Bukowski.
- I have something to say. Probably you do too.
Currently Reading: Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
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