DAY THREE of the Going Public Week of Recommitment!
BACKGROUND: Well it finally happened, didn’t it? Friday went by…no Going Public piece…then Saturday…then Sunday…and around 1:30 this morning, I realized that the ship had well and truly sailed. No “ishing” it this week.
So here’s what we’re going to do, the Going Public New Year’s Manifesto, so to speak…no more waffly deadlines! Friday is Friday. It is not spelled S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y or S-U-N-D-A-Y. And as a way of recommitting myself to this, I’ll be posting a new piece each day this week, Mon – Fri.
You know, originally I called it “Week of Penance!” as a joke of sorts…but “penance” to whom? Why shame myself? Why let that in, even in jest? So no…this is a Week of Recommitment – to something that feeds me as much as I feed it, that feeds others as much as it feeds me, that is offered freely, that I’ve created and can feel pride in doing.
And in that spirit, I’d encourage each any of you out there struggling with a resolution or perceived “failing,” to set it down for a moment, and before picking it back up, find a way to view it as a recommitment to something, rather than a punishment for something.
The Wife Speaks, by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Read by Xe Sands