Why do I write to you each day?

Dear Self,

Writing to you each day has become a ritual.

I wake up each morning and I start my day by thinking about what it is I would like to tell you about.

It has been around 300 days that I have been writing something each morning, about 80 days of writing to you in this way.

At the start it took a real effort, self-discipline I suppose, to write each day. I would choose to do it even when I didn’t feel like it because I could see the greater benefits of doing it.

This morning I woke up and felt worried that I didn’t have anything of interest to write to you about. And so it becomes another moment of choice. A moment where I remind myself of the benefits I have gotten from this project and a choice as to whether I still think those benefits are worth pursuing for me right now.

Why do I write to you each day?

I feel clearer. I feel connected to my own voice. I feel honest. I feel ready to meet the challenges of the day. I feel like I understand better what I want to do, where I am going and how I am getting there.

There is a danger, particularly when I have “questions” about what to write, that I sit down and write to you as an obligation, because it is something I feel “I have” to do.

It’s ok for me that some days it is difficult to write. As long as I don’t pretend this is something I am obliged to do. When I choose to write to you then it becomes a part of what makes me stronger each day.

Will I be able to tell when it is time to stop? Will I ever want to stop?

Let’s see.

Luke

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