Showing Up (Day 5)

This is the day where the struggle went down. I almost want to quit already. But it’s only day 5 and I can’t let myself because this is something I want. 

I want to write. 

It’s important to me.

It’d be easier to say it doesn’t matter and let it go by the wayside of the cyclone of other things we have to occupy our time. 

It’s tempting to say it’s OK to quit or just skip – and I’ve done that. And it is ok, every time.

But sometimes carrying on with the thing you’ve chosen is just what you need to do. 

Choosing when to carry on is part of the balancing act or art of crafting your own life. 

I find I get to choose the small things more often then I have the chance to change or choose the bigger pieces.

So I’m choosing these 10 or 20 or 40 minutes to bend my brain to this craft and work it into my life and something I just do because it’s me. 

And that is why I’m showing up right here, building this sense of myself right into my everyday life. Because it feels worthwhile and important. 

I don’t know what will come of it, but I know nothing will unless I show up. And it’s worth it to me either way. 

So here I am. 

Showing up. 


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6 thoughts on “Showing Up (Day 5)

  1. This is welcome encouragement to me today, too, Erika. It’s tempting to say on these days, “Why does this really matter?” For me, very few even read my words. But it matters precisely for some of the reasons you mentioned. It’s a way of daily crafting our lives and having the power to make seemingly small changes with our small choices, when we often can’t alter the big ones. And who knows the ripple effect these small actions will have? So thanks for keeping on.

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