Commitments

READ THIS….  Seth Godin’s latest post: “Today’s the 11th year in a row of daily posts on

this blog. Nearly 5,000,000 words since my first post twenty years ago, and I haven’t missed a day since 2008. Streaks are their own reward. Streaks create internal pressure that keeps streaks going. Streaks require commitment at first, but then the commitment turns into a practice, and the practice into a habit. Habits are much easier to maintain than commitments. I’m pretty sure that the blog would still have an impact if I missed a day here or there, but once a commitment is made to a streak, the question shifts from, “should I blog tomorrow,” to, “what will tomorrow’s blog say?” And once you’ve made that shift, it’s 100x easier to find the voice that you’re looking for. I didn’t set out to have this particular streak (I don’t remember the day the blog went from ‘most days’ to ‘every day’) but I’m glad to have gone on this journey” https://seths.blog/

Having just read the blog post above, I realized that I really find it hard to make commitments.  REALLY hard! There is no excuse.  I just don’t like doing anything I don’t feel like doing. I like to make the excuse that I’m an ADHP and that’s why it’s difficult to commit long term to anything. BUT…I have never actually tried, so here goes….

I’m going to commit and try my utmost to do a blog post about anything and everything at least once a week, to start with, preferably on a Monday, and I’m asking all of you who read my posts to hold me accountable….eeeek!!

Let me start with this – Last weekend I was at the Ngwenya market day exhibiting and selling my hand-painted tekkies.  Although it wasn’t a sell out day, it was a wonderful day and I met some awesome people. One of these people was a beautiful woman, who I later found out was 70 years old!

I couldn’t believe it! What drew me to her was her hair…she had the most stunning dreadlocks. She was “young” and funny,  funky and gorgeous in an age appropriate way. I stared at her while chatting and thought, I hope as I grow older, I can look and be like this. I hope she doesn’t mind that I have posted pics of her and her beautiful hair.

As my darling friend, Caren always said “what’s the lesson?” …we all have the potential to be beautiful in our own way if we make the effort. Be nice, be kind and make people laugh.

 

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