I just completed 30 Days of Thanks over on my blog Real Home Sense. It was a great exercise because it really got my writing juices flowing and created a habit of writing near-daily. Since I had begun looking forward to writing regularly on all my blogs, I was very happy to see the month come to completion, so I could use that time writing other content.
Then Stacy and Heather decided to start 31 Days of Wishes! Just as I did when invited to 30 Days of Thanks, I chose not to do it and then reconsidered.
As I thought about the types of wishes I might make this month, I realized most of them were based in regret.
“I wish I had done differently…”
“I wish I’d known…”
There is absolutely nothing wrong with looking backward and taking stock of history as long as it only serves as a baseline for looking forward and improving upon the past.
Since all my regrets are based on relationships – both inward and outward – I decided 31 Days of Wishes would be better suited for this blog. If I don’t blog the wishes daily, I’ll write a summary post with multiple smaller wishes that cover a few days at a time. This way I’ll also have time for my other neglected blogs.
So my first wish is this:
That all my wishes this month will stand on the shoulders of the past to get a better view of the future.
Note: I’m taking down my website The Sticky Floor and moving the existing content over here.