On travel, dropping the ball, and being missed.

  Travel

 

Traveling, it seems, is the utlimate test of a personal routine. Eating habits, running habits, daily prayer, daily writing -  how do you know if you're really committed to these things? How do you know if you really love it? If you're really disciplined?

 

Easy.

 

Do you do it on vacation?

 

Dropping the Ball

 

This is my first post this week. I didn't write for 5 days. I dropped the ball.

 

Will they miss me when I'm gone?

 

Seth Godin taught me to ask myself this question. If I don't show up - will anyone miss me? If I stop doing this work - will anyone notice? Does my work make a contribution? Would that contribution be missed if I stopped making it?

 

Yesterday I talked to my little sister for the first time in a week or so. I've been traveling and I haven't seen her in awhile. At one point she said: "You weren't writing on RosieChild; I though you maybe ran off the road."

 

I grinned so big when she said that. I'm definitely not done. There's still a lot of work to do. That was a big win for me, though. I stopped writing, and someone noticed.

 

Onwards :)