I didn’t write anything worth sharing yesterday but will attempt to post something tonight. I’ve done okay, for the most part, on this 31-day writing thing and don’t plan on giving up. Let me tell you why.

I committed to this, no matter how hard or frustrating.

  • It gives me time to reflect.
  • I want to share my story to offer hope.
  • I don’t want to be a quitter.

But here’s my thought process when I’m tempted to give up.

  • I won’t be tired or frustrated anymore.
  • I won’t have to bare my humanness.
  • My story doesn’t matter that much.
  • I’m not making a difference anyway.

Some of these examples are related to writing in general and not just the 31 days…

I really don’t want to bare much of my humanness tonight because it’s not very pretty. I’m not an angry person <I don’t think, but I am feelin’ kinda angry. I’m not going to share specifics so will leave it at that.

It was an unproductive weekend. I spent the last four hours watching the Seahawks play a terrible game against the Cardinals, but somehow they walked away with a tie [6-6]. Neither team scored an actual touchdown, but neither team were willing to give up!

In other news, my parents have been married for 45 years today! I’m sure there were plenty of times they wanted to give up, but by the grace of God, they didn’t. Here is a picture of my mom and dad in October of 1971. I love how it says Me Neither!¬†on their getaway car. I’m not sure what that’s about, but I’m going to assume it means they won’t ever give up.

Me neither!

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My mom made her own wedding dress and my dad’s shirt to match.


write-31-daysThis is Day 23 of a 31-day series on writing naked. You can find the series in its entirety HERE.

This does not involve the removal of actual clothing. So please! keep them on!

Day 24