That doesn’t seem like much of a choice, does it? I mean, how hard is it to blog? Or why is it significant?
For me, it was an actual choice today. Well, almost last night really. I was thinking, “It’s the weekend…and although I’ve started the “Today I Choose” self-challenge, did I want to perhaps adjust it so it was only a Monday-Friday thing?” Could I do the Seinfeld method of the longest chain if it was 5d on and 2d off?
So I debated whether I would blog today, Saturday. Things are a bit odd already with the “choice” challenge I gave myself. I spend the day doing my choices, I write up the posts at night of the choice I made that day, but then I write in the “present tense” even though I already chose. I’ve been playing with it in my mind, honestly, whether I should go back and change all of them to the past tense grammar to be “Today I chose”.
Except that isn’t quite the right nuance. I am not writing about a choice I *made* today, I am writing about the future-orientation of the choice, that today and everyday I am choosing to go beyond the minimum in some area of my life, actively and consciously choosing to do something that I want to do.
And I won’t lie, it’s hard to know what to write about each night. I could have written about making whole wheat bread today, or a trivia game we played tonight online as a family team (alas, we came 4th, but we’re blaming it on technical glitches). Or a few other choices.
But the one that felt like the biggest choice to me today was whether to blog about choice at all. I already blogged about an article I liked (https://polywogg.ca/articles-i-like-10-small-habits-that-have-a-huge-return-on-life/), so it’s not a question about blogging in general, I have no issues with doing that any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Literally, in some cases.
It was a question if I would keep the TIC series going or wait until Monday. I decided that I wasn’t satisfied with the idea that Monday to Friday I would work at making conscious choices and on Saturday and Sunday I would slack off, or turn my brain off, or whatever. It doesn’t count as keeping the chain going if I drop a couple of links on weekends.
So, today I choose to keep the chain going and to blog about my choices.
What choices are you making today?