I forgot to write yesterday! I spent the morning making sure I completed the decluttering requirement for yesterday and today since we’re away form home this weekend, and then scrambling to pack everything for the baby and myself before we had to leave. I fully intended to write when we arrived at my in laws’ house, but first there was dinner, and then the baby was fussy after traveling and then it got late and before I knew it I’d forgotten all about it and gone to bed. I didn’t even think about it until it suddenly struck me this morning.

Now, normally I would have been really upset if I’d skipped a day in a daily challenge, and to be perfectly honest, I probably would have gone into a very unproductive guilt spiral. While I think it’s important to “feel it” when you break the commitment, it’s equally important to forgive yourself and move on. If I’m honest, my natural tendency is to obsess endlessly about my mistake, which doesn’t lead to anything good (it just makes me feel bad and takes the focus off of getting back on track).

Which is why it was such a surprise to me that my first reaction when I remembered this morning was not freaking out. It’s odd, but I almost feel like the writing challenge is already helping with my perfectionism and procrastination mindset, after just a few weeks. Who would have thought?