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  • Writer's pictureLacy Starling

#212: 30 Days Later

Well, folks, it's been 30 days since I wrote a blog. The last month has been an absolute whirlwind of moving Legion into our new offices, working with clients at Starling Consulting, seeing my daughter through her last few weeks of fourth grade, and finally, spending a week with Brian in Sedona, celebrating our one year wedding anniversary/delayed honeymoon.

We got home last night, and in my attempt to get back on Eastern time (we tried really hard to not drift too far from our normal schedule, but it is no fun to get up at 3 a.m. local time on vacation), I woke up at 6 a.m. and came down here to my computer to try to get back in the habit of writing.

And just like anything we do (exercising, eating healthy, not drinking) getting "back into the habit" is killer. I sat and stared at my screen for a good 15 minutes, willing myself not to drift into my email, or start working on my to-do list. Writing is necessary for me, it's good for my thought processes and my creative development, and it's a muscle I haven't used in a while.

So I'm rusty. I'm tired and bleary-eyed and not feeling very creative. But I'm here. And if 90 percent of sales is just showing up, 95 percent of writing is just putting words on the screen. (The other five percent is editing.) So I'm here, and I'm committed to finishing these 1,000 blogs, even though it won't be perfect. When we wander off course, all we can do is take a deep breath and begin again.


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