Don’t quit

There will, most likely, be many posts like this over the year. This morning, my mind was blank. Didn’t get any good ideas from The Daily Post-blog either.

While I was thinking about it, I started looking at other blog themes in WordPress, and that’s the worst I could do when feeling undecided. Got caught up for almost an hour with that … they are so many, so different functionality and styles …

For sure, I won’t quit! Can’t do that now, when I’ve come this far … twenty nine days already! And this is fun! Will be even more so when I have the 365 posts here to look back upon.

I won’t quit smoking today either!

I’m not a quitter anyway, even though I did fail my photo-a-day-project.  I don’t feel too bad about that now because there are so many other people doing that. I’ve quit other things too but only in a positive way … things that I needed to rid myself of.

I bought myself this notebook before Christmas. Came across it in Zellers (a Walmart-type of store in Canada) — it was so nice and shiny, calling out to me there for $10 …«Bring me home!» They had only one. I think the cover is made of aluminium or some such … it was difficult to get a picture of it due to the reflections. The pages in it look like aged paper and at the bottom of each page is a little quote about not quitting. I’ll use it to jot down whatever little thought I might have … perhaps at night. There are always those occasional nights when I wake up and cannot go back to sleep. They seem to occur totally randomly — nothing to do with full moon.

I’m trying to let my hair grow. That’s another thing I’ll try not to quit. In grade eight, I had my really long hair cut. Never had the patience to let it grow back out. Now I’ve come pretty far and this time I won’t cave. At least it’s all even, no layers. When it’s intermediate, like now, it often gets annoying — especially when it’s windy, and you’re trying to take photos 🙂 Anyway, it would be really fun to have long hair once more … after all these years.

6 Replies to “Don’t quit”

  1. Yeh, it gets hard sometimes. but, skipping a day doesn't matter, it's just the way it goes. The important thing is to get back to it.

    I had to laugh that you're growing your hair out. Oh, not because you're doing that, but because that is one of the first things I decided to do when retirement was on the horizon. I had short hair all during my working career, because it is so much easier to take care of. But, about a years before I retired, I started letting it grow out from about two inches all over my head. A couple of weeks ago I had it trimmed to a little below shoulder length, and that trimming removed the last of the layers. Now, I can concentrate on seeing how long I can get it to grow.

    1. How cool! You too! 🙂
      Mine hasn't reached shoulder length yet. Last trimming, the girl said that all layers were gone, but I'm not quite sure. Anyway, it's going good. It would be so much fun, to once more in my life, be able to put it up in a bun LOL

  2. I am also growing out my hair. Tired of it being sort of short. Almost touches my shoulders. In high school and in my twenties, I had hair to my waist. Long and straight. And I dyed it blonde. I like it long as I could braid it or put it in a bun, or just straight. I remember someone asking me if I was a surfer girl. Yeah, right, In the middle of Kansas? I think not!!

    I write in a journal almost every nite. Done that for 20 years or so.

    1. How cool! Would have been fun to see you. My hair was also down to the waist, when I had it cut off in grade 8. I still remember how the hair-dresser kept asking me several times, "are you really sure now??"…

      LOL @ surfing in Kansas!

  3. The "Don't Quit" book is a great inspiration, though I would amend it to say, "Don't quit if you miss a day or two, don't try to be perfect, just keep going"! I've been going to Weight Watchers, and that's one thing about their philosophy that is right on — it's not about being perfect every day, but allowing yourself leeway when you need it and then getting back on track with no guilt, no regret.

    And I have no regret about sticking with short hair! When I was younger, I let it grow for a while until it was starting to roll over my shoulders. I liked the way it started to grow wavy, but my hair is thick and course, and was completely flat and heavy on my head. So that was the end of that.

    1. Right, I don't aim for perfection — I just think it's fun. I felt very discouraged with myself when I failed the photo-365 thing … Silas did such a beautiful job on it, and we started out the same day.
      This one is different though. Quite often, I feel the 'urge' to write more than one time a day, and when that feeling comes over me, I'll type them up as drafts and keep them as a 'buffer' 🙂

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