I broke my streak. Here’s why:
I loved Gwen Bell’s challenge last year (Best of 09), and I didn’t miss a prompt. I also remember that a side-effect of all the writing and mining my inner terrain…and reading other people’s blogs… and commenting… and conversing…was this online overload.
This year’s prompts go deeper, requiring even more focus to respond. I love that. And I’ve really enjoyed the mental mining and online sharing. But I hit the wall 2 nights ago.
Too much interaction online and divided attention throughout the day.
I needed a day off to step back, evaluate what I’m doing, and re-enter the project with more mindfulness.
So I spent the day offline. It was easy to do, since I had a matinee and night performance that kept me busy all day. Now I feel like I can come back to this project with mindfulness.
Ali was so awesome and funny. I’m always in awe of her.
And today’s prompt?
What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?) – Jake Nickell
There are many shoulds associated with releasing an album. I’ve let busyness get in the way of doing some of these things. And I’ve let fear get in the way of doing some of these things.
I’m going to be doing much more with the album in the New Year. You’ll see.
(photo by Ted Passmore)