Monday, December 31, 2012
ThinkKit D30: One Step Toward A Goal
So, I hit my wall a day ago or so. I broke my streak. I had been blogging daily up until a few days ago. I remember sitting at my computer getting ready to finalize a post about the snow boots I recently purchased and how they are the most important article of clothing I had been wearing. All of this was true of course. Those boots are game changers considering I was wearing a pair of six year old New Balance tennis shoes up until then. But then I thought, "Is this really a worthwhile contribution to the public? Ten years from now, would I look back on a blog post about my flipping shoes and be pleased with myself?" The answer was no and I conceded. Nonetheless, I will soldier on with this post and comment on the one thing, the first step toward achieving the goals I've outlined here these past few weeks. I must a.) get back into the habit of writing and blogging and b.) make smart moving decisions.
By writing I will be forcing myself into action in other aspects of my life. You see, I made a conscious decision years back that if I was going to blog, I was going to blog about my own feats and failures. I would be a producer, in whatever form I was exploring. I would create something and talk about it as opposed to blogging about other people's ideas and accomplishments with only my commentary as some sort of value add. So by getting back in to a regular writing routine, I will be more likely to fall into a routine of acting on my projects.
The other aspect of my life that I can act on this year revolves around us moving. I love where we live. I love this house and the neighborhood around it. But unfortunately, we've almost outgrown it. Some say we should have moved years ago, but we just couldn't envision ourselves living in any of the homes we've toured. As it turns out, this is kind of hard for me. On one hand, I want some space to be able to work on some of these gardening and food experiments. However, I've grown very comfortable in this neighborhood. I can't think of another I would want to live in. There are certainly some great neighborhoods in Indy, but I've grown accustomed to this one. So whatever we do, where ever we end up, it will be impactful to a few of my projects that demand space to work.
So, I'll continue to write and blog. I'll probably work toward two posts a week. Plus, we'll continue to hunt for that perfect house in the neighborhood. But most important of all, get a pair of nice insulated rugged snow boots. It's totally worth it.