This has not been a good writing week for me, which is a shame after my major proclamation last week (Inspiration is a habit). I started back to work after 3 weeks off. Naturally, the days before returning to work were suddenly filled by constellations of ideas and epiphanies. I made a commitment to myself to wake up half an hour earlier (6 rather than 6:30) so I could develop the habit of writing first thing in the morning. That did not happen.
Twice my daughter woke up at 4:30 and wanted me to hangout in her room while she fell back asleep. I crept back to bed at 5:30 feeling dazed and bedraggled. Twice I stayed up later than I intended the night before and ignored my alarm. Once I didn’t even bother.
So there it is. My first week back to work and already my resolve was derailed. I know I am not alone. Creating an intentional habit is a hard thing.
I’m not giving up. I will keep working with it until I have made space to do this thing that I love. That is pretty much the entire recipe for success in life. You fall down. You get back up.