Seth Godin, best selling author, was one of the inspirations of me starting this daily blog. I heard him recommend the benefits of writing daily. He write a daily blog and has for many years. His is simply words on a page. Sometime the post are long and sometimes just a few sentences. Godin says he will sometimes write 5 blog posts a day, most which will never be published.
I never considered myself a writer. Sure I wrote papers throughout my education, but never considered “putting pen to paper” as a leisurely activity. So when I found out we were going to have a baby I suddenly felt the urge to start documenting. To start reflecting on my life and document my thoughts/actions. Having done this exercise for multiple weeks now, I have come to enjoy the daily post. The post forces me to reflect back on my day. How did I spend my time? What did I do to invoke a new thought or new experience? What was my mood and is there a valid reason to be anything other than happy and grateful? Did I do something outside of the ordinary that is worth commenting about?
We sometimes get into this groove of routines going through life as a robot simply completing tasks. The challenge is to do something creative. Something that bucks the trends. Somethings the robots won’t be able to do someday.