Some help for a Wednesday
Keep on humpin'
Alo, my dear readers.
There’s nothing to follow the ellipses.
That was merely a declaration of my general state of being.
I’m a little lost.
The further along I seem to come in what I’m learning through creating a book, the more lost I feel I’m becoming.
Two deadlines have come and gone.
Another sits on the horizon.
Am I trying to make the book better because I’m being a perfectionist?
Or, am I simply honouring all y’all by committing to bringing into the world the best book that I possibly can?
Either way, I have a sense of being lost.
Which is likely good, as I’ve never been here before.
Where is here?
Where am I?
Somewhere within the audacious project of deciding that I have something to share, sharing it every day for nearly a year while creating a book.
No idea really. Closer? Farther along?
Those coordinates are not super convincing.
And each time we do something new, each time we make our best even better, we end up lost, feeling unfamiliar.
Some, when they get this close panic at the newness. They balk at the strange experience of being on the precipice.
They shudder at the mountain before them.
What we all need to remember, when we get close and things seem so far off, are all of the little, daily, incremental steps that got us here.
One foot in front of the other.
Where are we?
Keep on going.
It’s like the old saying goes:
Keep on humpin’