#246. What DCOJ means to me

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Today, I barely got to publish my article. I’m in Arizona today(I live in California) on a trip, so I had to find free wifi fast. With my heart beating as fast as it would during a marathon, I published it with about 5 seconds to spare. After hustling for free wifi and getting the article published, my heart rate slowed. It was then that I realized how much DCOJ means to me.

I’m a pretty nonchalant person. I wouldn’t go out of my way for most things. I would spend an entire day trying to write the perfect article so I can post it to this publication. It means more than I can imagine.

Monday, April 3rd 2017

Daily Cup of a Jo helped helped me realize this writing thing wasn’t just a hobby. DCOJ was/is a stepping stone for me. It’s my constant. Although my life has changed in the past 200+ days, my goal for DCOJ has remained the same: publish and article a day, and try to get better as a writer.

I’ve never been this committed to anything in my life before. I haven’t had to make any crazy life-altering decisions yet, but when I do, I think DCOJ will help me. I’ve had to let go of some things to really focus on Daily Cup of Jo. It has shown me how to prioritize, and how to stick to the things that matter most. It has shown me how to commit to something, and not give up when it gets hard. It gets hard consistently. I run out of ideas sometimes. I run out of motivation, but I try my best to keep this publication going strong. 365 articles in 365 days is the goal. It means everything to me that the goal I’m striving for is completed.

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