Create Something Every Day Challenge: Day 1

I came across Kara Gott Warner’s webpage somewhere in Google+ earlier today. What attracted me to her website is her 7-day challenge for journal writers. Why was I attracted? Plainly because it’s a challenge and it looks exciting! I don’t know about you guys, but I am so into challenges because that’s my nature. I am very competitive at some point – not towards others but towards myself, most of the time – so I decided to take part on it.

This is the challenge for Day 1:

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Basically it’s telling the participants to start somewhere to have REAL RESULTS. It’s directly asking what is the “why” behind joining the challenge and what do the participants want to achieve by the end of 7 days.

I gave her question some thought and realized that the compelling reason why I wanted to join this is because, again, I LOVE CHALLENGES. I thought that joining this challenge will help me establish a certain writing pattern, or a habit, that will compel me to write each and every single day.

I’ve been writing blogs a few years back, but I stopped repeatedly, basically because I wasn’t fully committed to what I was doing. True, I love writing and reading, HOWEVER, do I have the compelling reason to write everyday? I don’t have one before, because if I did, I don’t think I could have stopped. I shouldn’t have stopped writing in the first place. Now is the right time for me to do again what I love, which is writing, and it’s time for me to create that habit again.

How will I keep that fire burning to produce worthwhile articles? I don’t know. But if I won’t start creating that habit now, when? If I won’t start sharing a piece of me to the world now, when? When will I start doing this? I just wanted to start writing without thinking about what topics I would write in the future, because damn, it will only give me a huge piece of blank sheet, and I think that’s the scary part in being a writer; not having anything to write about AT ALL. It feels like a dead end, and it’s no good.

I have a few topics in mind that I would love to write about, but the 7-day challenge will keep me on tract on what I wanted to do and what I wanted to achieve. I know there’s a gap somewhere that needs to be filled in, and I’ll do anything to fill in that gap.

For those who wanted to write something but can’t find a good topic to write about, this challenge is a good start. I’m telling you, it is a good start. One question can spark a lot of ideas that are worth writing, so you better start TODAY. Don’t wait for the perfect time to write because there’s no such thing as ‘perfect’, but there is such a thing as the ‘right’ time and the right time is NOW!

For starters, hope this one help. And to Kara, thanks for the inspiration. Cheers!

With love and respect,

Ms. Rai