A co-worker was quite surprised this week when I told her it was really difficult for me to commit to writing this Blog each week. I am so busy with work and just the every-day routine that I am having trouble squeezing it into my schedule. Last week, there was some kind of technical issues going on with this site. When I would hit ‘save draft’, it would completely delete my entire post!! I would have to start from scratch (by the third time, I got smart and copied it somewhere else; so I wouldn’t have to COMPLETELY re-write it AGAIN) and repost it. This all added to the already time-consuming task. All of these difficulties made me question why was I adding to the stress in my life by making this weekly commitment; and very honestly, I have had to push myself each week not to give up on it. I started a list of pros and cons (yes, I have lists everywhere) and for a while I sat and looked at a piece of paper that just had in the “pros” column that ‘I liked when the post was all completed and posted for the week’. I liked the finish product; but couldn’t come up with any other reasons doing it prior to that final moment of publishing.
It’s supposed to be about the journey along the way…not the finish line, right? I think I lost sight of what was the finish line and was feeling each week was a hurdle that was the end of the journey……
I started this Blog because I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to use my weekly happenings to encourage others to make a difference too….in themselves and everyone and everything around them. I wanted to let you know that You Matter; and what you do is important. I thought if I could share some of my stories that it would inspire you to do things a little different each day. I wanted you to realize that if you would “Just Start With Monday” to do something that would make a difference that the days following could be even better and good things would come from your efforts.
I’m not a writer. I’m not even a very good story-teller. I took a Creative Writing course in college; but I didn’t do very well in the class….so what was I thinking when I took on this huge weekly commitment with so little knowledge or expertise behind it??!! Should I just stop with Week 6? Hmmm. 6 out of 52 is not so good, huh? I’m not usually a quitter; but 52 weeks from now seems like a long way away from today. What should I do?
Well, here is what I’ve decided. I still want to do things to make a difference; but if I make this seem like such a difficult task, why IN THE WORLD would you want to do the same. I think goodness and kindness and wanting to show you care is a natural part of everyone. I just need to focus on that important fact and everything else will fall into place.
You won’t find a Pulitzer Prize writer when you read my Blog each week. You’ll just find an individual who struggles just like you do to sometimes get through Mondays too. But, you will also find an individual who is committed to fulfilling a commitment and a purpose. I want to make not only Mondays a good day of the week; but soon Tuesday thru Sunday will be just as important and fulfilling for each of us.
So, you and I are in this together. We are going to help each other do good things. I hope my weekly stories will inspire you to try new things and push yourself to accomplish many good things. I’d love it if you would share your stories too. That’s what it’s about, right? Just start with one individual to make a difference and they will inspire others to do the same! And the whole point is that you don’t need to be GOOD at anything….you just have to do GOOD things! “Do Good for Dummies” will probably never be published because it just isn’t necessary. We ALL are capable of easily accomplishing good things.
So here’s a big cheer for MONDAY!!
I think it is the most important day of the week.
Hope I have your support to help make it special.
Go Monday! Go Monday! Go Monday!