214 Posts Short of 300

Truthfully, I didn’t think that I’d be able to write 300 blog posts this year. It was a lofty, unrealistic goal, sure, but not unattainable. There is no shortage of writing advice to help you write an article in 30 minutes or in an afternoon or enough for two weeks in advance in a single day. More than that, there are people out there who pump out a lot of content over the course of a year. As this year rounds out, I’m really hoping that I’ll at least make it to 100.

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A couple of things I learned today…

I learned the word “perseverate”. It means to keep doing something long after whatever caused it has stopped.

I also learned that emotions can be habitual. As in, we have feelings because we’ve developed a habit of feeling them. This one was a bit of a shocker to me. To think about it, it makes sense. But, when you haven’t thought about it, it’s a bit destabilizing when you learn it.

I’m constantly surprised by how much control I don’t have over myself because it feels right to think that we are in control of ourselves.

The Languishing Unwritten Story

The last time I was on a plane, I finished reading First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami. It left me feeling light. The stories themselves felt unapologetically unsophisticated; I wanted to find meaning in the short stories that I’ve come to believe simply isn’t there. The stories in the book are simply that, stories. And, they’re wonderful.

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