When I completed my first 30 days, I felt full of energy and confidence.
Consider what I gained in the first 30 days:
• Developed new skills in writing and editing by diving into new course materials
• Met a group of people that gave me the confidence to do something I’d always meant to
• Established a new daily writing habit
• Became lost in our community and in the process found myself
During the intercession:
• Explored new and challenging (for me) topics
• Began connecting deeper via DM and zoom
But that energy seemingly abated a little bit. I’ve yet to miss a day since jump and I’ve learned so much. And all that stuff about 28 or so days to a habit is spot on. Which for me, is ridiculously powerful to see it unfold firsthand. That being said, the list of wins for this cohort period is shorter.
• Wrote and published every day
• Met some new wonderful people that continue to inspire me to do better
Then again Oliver Wendell Holmes once said “Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are going. Sometimes we sail with the wind and sometimes against it, but sail we must…”
Now that I think about it, I also found that some topics are going to play better in long form or in threads vis-à-vis atomic essays. Another helpful insight and something to build upon.
Hmm…maybe course correction wasn’t the right term. Maybe it was just all about the reframe.