Tonight I change the rhythm of how I write the blog to ensure that I keep the commitment of the blog. I leave Budapest in the morning. By 7.30 a.m. I have to be dressed and packed for the airport so I am now turning in, getting ready to turn out the lights so I have 18 minutes or less to post something.
My last day in Budapest was amazing, beautiful views from the Castle, a walk through the antique district, glasses of Hungarian sparkling wine and some wonderful champagne. It was also filled with anxiety. A lost wallet and figuring out the balances in the budget – will always have that effect.
Though I am tired and contented, I still need to keep the commitment of blogging. Usually I write the blogs as a Pages/ Doc file, then I edit them, crossing out lines that are redundant, substituting words that are repeated. When I am happy with it I copy and paste the words onto WordPress. Then I read it again, then publish. I try to get it right, ensuring that I have done my best with each blog, regardless of the content. Not so today. Today, I am cutting corners and writing the blog straight onto WordPress. I have decided that this is how I will get the blog done in the 18 minutes allocated before I get to bed.
Now I have done it. Blog 55 done in 12 minutes. Not the best blog ever but I showed up and kept the commitment. I know for me that showing up is a big part of keeping the commitment. It always seems that once I show up the magic happens, the Universe bends over backwards to ensure that I get what I need to do the things that I need. Whenever I think that the task is impossible, I show up and do something and sometimes that is enough.
What do you do when you can’t do your best?