I am a little bit surprised by the fact that I have stuck to it and written a blog post, and performed 30 push-ups every day for 28 consecutive days as of... whenever I post this tonight. I have previously attempted a blog streak, although I feel at that time I was less successful. Posting solely an image, reflecting on some mildly interesting event, and hoping that the brief jot would sufficiently fulfill the daily requirement and satisfy my own need to create and express.
As I learned in November, putting in a little effort turned out to be just that: a little satisfying. And each time I knew I was kind of ... well... only putting in a half-effort, and that hole would appear in the pit of my stomach reminding me that the content I put out into the world of the Internets was less than. So, as my posts come later and later this May, edging into the wee hours of the morning, it is because I am learning that making a quality post each day is quite a stretch. And I would rather be satisfied with my post and miss a little sleep than feel that pit form in my belly.
Despite the difficulty coming up with the next post, I am thoroughly enjoying every moment spent composing. I have also learned that I am naturally a night owl... Or at least, I kick into creative overdrive in the late evening. Which is difficult to honor and maintain when getting up at 5:30 or 6am every day to get in the morning workout.
Do you find yourself compromising on sleep to exercise and satisfy your creative side with artful activities?
"Burning the candle at both ends" as they say... And currently, loving it!
I hope you were all able to do something that brought you happiness today!