For the past four weeks, posting my blog has been my priority on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Now, almost seven weeks since I stopped working, the blog has become central to my post-work life. In my first entry, I wrote that I was starting the blog as a way to keep writing, bring structure to my day, and figure out – or evolve into – what’s next in my life.
I think it’s done that, and more. Continuing to write on a regular basis is important to me. I didn’t set out to write every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, but that’s how it worked out the first week. The schedule suits me, and knowing that I’m not posting at whim reassures me that I won’t let too much time go by without writing.
The type of writing I’m doing for my blog also helps clarify my thoughts – an important part of figuring out what’s next in my life.
Another bonus – because Friday is “food” day on the blog – is that I’m more focused on cooking than I might be otherwise. It’s fun, and we’re eating well at my house.
Lastly, the blog has helped me feel connected to friends, family and others who read what I write and provide feedback.
I’m thinking of adding a fourth day.