Monday, March 5, 2012


I've been beating myself up
I haven't written every day
Day four passed by
No entry from me

Then I watched ESPN
I saw a man born
without lower arms or legs
who is a champion wrestler
who climbed Mt. Kilimajaro
on his hands and knees

At a rest camp
more than halfway up
he berated himself
for being so slow
then he realized
he'd been focused on how far he had to go
instead of
how far he had come

I realized I've been like him
instead of letting myself
see where I've been
I beat myself up
over where I am not

I have missed a few entries
but I've still written more
than I had
at this time last year
and that is


  1. Good for you for not quitting just because you didn't post a day. The challenge isn't so much about slicing every day as it is about writing more and noticing the little things in your life. And noticing how far you've come--tremendous~ Can't wait to read you tomorrow

  2. Thanks for sharing. I can relate to your poem because I didn't write yesterday but I am glad I did today. Thanks for reminding me not to focus on what I have not done.

  3. That's my motto...I am just going to do the best I can...

  4. I am glad you have written more this year! Me too! I love to read your words and hear your perspective!

  5. What a great poem to remind me that I have to look back and see what has been accomplished, not what there is left to do. Write when you can and you know someone will be reading. :]

  6. Good for you! I'm so proud of you and so glad you are doing this!
    And, ahem...have you noticed who has not gotten to commenting as much as last year? Ugh.