Here’s another update (my third!) on my 100 Days of Journaling project.
First of all, I cannot believe that an entire month has gone by already. I’ve been waking up an hour or two earlier every day (I’ve been doing this for a few months, actually, but more specifically these last 30-days in order to get my daily writing done), and it isn’t always easy, but so far it has been and continues to be rewarding. It’s nice to know that I’ve already accomplished something for myself before the rest of the days tasks, errands, chores, and responsibilities begin to call my attention.
In my first 10-day checkpoint review, I noted that I’d been doing a lot of self-criticism, and this continued in my second 10-day review, too. I’m a little disappointed to report that these last thirty days were not much different. It seems like, no matter the prompt, a lot of what I do is complain about something. That said, for Day 30, I was intentional about focusing on what I appreciate most in my life right now. I tried to come up with 5 things that I’m actually happy with, proud of, etc. It was a nice way to wrap-up this 10-day period, especially knowing I’d be sitting here writing this little reflection.
So far, I’ve written 50 pages. This is a bit of a slow down, as I was averaging about 2-pages per day through the first 20 days. I’m now getting about one page written, but part of that is due to the fact that, while I’ve still been waking up early, I haven’t been waking up quite as early. Yes, I’ve taken to hitting that snooze button on my phone’s alarm, or waking up in the middle of the night and changing the alarm from 5:30am to 6:30am. Whoops! If I were a better sleeper, I think I’d be better at waking up early, too. Alas.
Here are the last 10 prompts:
I can’t believe I’m about to head into a 5th week, and will soon even hit that 50-day mark. What a ride. Onward!
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