Enjoy that piece of cake, now back to the practice
Yesterday I did not complete my writing practice. I chose at the last minute to assist a friend and take on a new client and those two decisions together with my existing commitments meant I was no longer able to allocate the time necessary for the practice.
This is the “life happens” impact on practice.
There are a few things I would like to highlight about this
This was a conscious decision. I prioritised two other actions over the practice. I could have said no to my friend and to my new client, but I noted the urgency for them and chose to step in that direction and away from the writing practice for one day.
Every decision has consequences.
Part of being accountable to myself and those supporting me in this practice is to acknowledge this.
It does not mean that I have stepped away completely, simply that I chose something different yesterday.
Today I am back!
To me this is a bit like going on a diet, one that I am committed to following, and then choosing to eat a piece of chocolate cake. It does not mean that I have scrapped the diet altogether, it just means that I chose to eat a piece of chocolate cake.
I thoroughly enjoyed that piece of chocolate cake yesterday. Now today I am back to the practice.
Oh, and in case you’re now dreaming of chocolate cake… here is my favourite recipe. (I convert the recipe to use cake flour – easier to come by in South Africa… feel free to contact me if you want to know more).