Do Over…

IMG_0989Ok…here I go again…

I’ve rebooted this blog so many times. ¬†(One attempt was this post.) ¬†I started Jon¬†Acuff’s ¬†latest book, “Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck ” the other day. ¬†I went all in…pre-ordered…received the free e-books, the Do Over sticker, and the signed book plate. ¬†It was going to happen. ¬†And then…

I had to actually write something. ¬†Something people would actually see. ¬†Yeah…I know. ¬†It seemed a little pretentious to me too. That’s why 10 days into my “10 Day Do Over Challenge”, I’m ironically stuck on day 3: Reach Out. The task was to send a quick email to someone asking them to check in with me in 10 days to see how my “do over” was coming. ¬†I sent that little note to my nephew and proceeded to NOT proceed.¬†¬†I got my nephew’s check-in email yesterday. ¬†He did his part! ¬†But Uncle Mike is still floundering.

I last posted in this blog over a year ago. ¬†The post was about my second Facebook Fast¬†for Lent 2014. ¬†That fast actually only lasted a matter of days. ¬†However, my undeclared “fast” from writing in my blog was fabulously successful. ¬†What developed during ensuing months¬†was a fear of writing my thoughts down anywhere someone could actually read them. ¬†I’ve filled a notebook or so with words. ¬†But I wasn’t going to be posting anything.

But, Jared has held me accountable. ¬†I’m going to start posting again. ¬†I’m not sure yet what I’ll be writing about. ¬†The writing muscle has atrophied a bit…sort of noodle like. ¬†And, confidence, that most effective of motivators, its pretty much gone as well. ¬†Limp writing muscles and empty confidence tank…not the best way to start a “do over.” ¬†But…I posted the damn picture Acuff instructed me to post in his damn “Do Over Book”. ¬†I’m about to click the pretentious little “publish” button at the bottom of this page. ¬†(My blog muscle is sore but there are some fumes in the confidence tank. ¬†We’ll see how this goes.)

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