Saturday, April 10, 2010
365 Lessons-Lesson 100: Do Something for 100 Days
100 days of blogging is upon us friends. I'm in the triple digits. That's a Ben Frank for a dollar a day of lessons. Let me tell you, I've wavered a bit here on this blog, but I'm going to keep going. I am sort of in a strange middle period in my life. It's not up and it's not down, it just is.
I'm staring at the cursor here blinking on my screen. I have no idea what will come out. I never have. This is my own discipline. It is my practice. I never thought I'd make it this far.
You ask, "Why are you doing this?" and my answer is "Why not?" Have you ever done anything for 100 days? 100 days of yoga? 100 days of poetry? 100 days of not using a car? 100 days of anything?
Of course you have done 100 days of waking up, of brushing your teeth and of going to the loo. It has just occurred to me that 100 blog posts is a lot. It's like a short book already.
What have I learned from blogging for 100 days?
*I've learned how to be disciplined and stick to something I planned to do.
*I've learned that sometimes I have so much to say and sometimes I have nothing to say at all and feel like writing watermelon, watermelon, watermelon, watermelon, watermelon..for an entire blog post.
*I've learned that I don't like the computer so much and that I may do 365 days of no electronics after this year is up.
*I've learned that what I have to say is important. If I can make one person's life better by what I write here, it is the greatest gift in the world.
*I've learned that writing everyday on a blog is not easy work and it takes time. It is a challenge to write everyday, but I am embracing that challenge.
*I've learned that the most rewarding things in life are not easy. We have to water our dreams every day if we want to see anything grow.
*I've learned that there are AMAZING people on the Worldwide Web who I have come to know like family and dear friends. For all of you who have been walking with me on this journey and encouraging me, I am so grateful.
*I've learned that we don't do anything in this world alone, we are all here together, so why not help each other.
*I've learned not to be concerned with what others think about what I do. We all have our own journey and we all choose our own paths in life.
*I've learned that we are all different, but we have so much to learn from each other.
*I've learned that real success is about making a positive impact on the world we share. What I do should be good for myself and good for others.
*I've learned that keeping a balance is key. I try to balance computer time with yoga, meditation, long walks in the wilderness, sharing time with my community of friends and family and work.
*I've learned that Photobucket has cool pictures to use for blogs.
*I've learned about embedded codes and how to change photo sizes through the Edit Html button.
*I've learned that stating your intentions out loud to as many people as possible is important. It keeps you committed to your dreams and it also connects you to so many people who will help you along the way.
*I've learned that people have popped into my life through the Worldwide Web who are helping me realize my dreams and intentions and I have also been the position to help others do the same.
*I've learned that I love to blog.
So that's it. I guess that's why I've kept going. This is my virtual diary. It is a record of this year that I will keep and read later when I am an old woman. I am learning so much in this process. At times, I am tempted to throw in the towel and give up, but my commitment to this is stronger than any attempt to lead me astray. I guess I really do have the discipline to follow through. That's another thing I have learned.
Have you ever kept a resolution or plan for 100 days? 90 days? 60 days? 30 days? What was it and what did you learn from it?