Day 125 – There is nothing wrong with setting the bar low

Day one hundred twenty-five of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words for Days 121, 122, 123, 124 and 125: 2,800

First let me clarify the title of this post. Generally speaking, I believe in setting the bar reasonably high. I say “reasonably” because I’m not a super overachiever. I’d be terrible at it. I am too committed to maintaining a life balance. Overachieving anything, in my humble opinion, requires throwing off the balance. Depending on the goal, something or perhaps a lot of things have to give. Dedicating myself to 365 days of daily writing is setting the bar reasonably high, but nothing more. And here is why: when life requires it, I set the bar for my daily word goal nice and low.

Since this was a holiday week, I gave myself the simple goal of writing at least a couple of sentences each day while we were visiting relatives. Now that’s a goal I can live up to. And guess what? The least amount I wrote in a single day between Tuesday to Saturday was 150 words. Hell yeah, knocked it out of the park. Obviously, I know that’s peanuts in a writer’s world, but I did write every day while in the throes of a holiday break with tons of relatives and activities and distractions and…food. LOTS of food. And I still managed to log a decent amount for the five days. So, yeah. Knocked it out of the park.