When I relaunched JDakar.com (again) in July, I intended to return to the way blogging used to be for me before I got paid to do it. It sounded good, but I’m not the person I was when I first began blogging. I was a child; I blogged before I could drive. I had all the time in the world with no obligations, so I could write a lot and often.
That boy is now a grown man with responsibilities. So the time and energy I’m able to devote to this haven’t always come as easily as they once did.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t or won’t.
Writing is and has always been my preferred method of communication. While I’ve never consistently maintained a handwritten journal, I have a digital one that spans years, and I’ve been sharing my thoughts online (albeit intermittently) for decades.
My coach said to me a long time ago, “If you don’t challenge yourself, you’ll always stay right where you are.”
So, I’m challenging myself by committing to publishing an entry here regularly. I know it will require discipline, but anything that matters usually does.