Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SOLC 2015 Day 31: Habits

Things I have done for thirty-one days in a row, and whether or not they became a habit:

  • Kept a gratitude journal (habit)
  • Exercised (not)
  • Brushed my teeth (habit)
  • Meditated (not)
  • Showered (habit)
  • Stuck to a diet (not)
  • Hugged my husband (habit)
  • Took a multivitamin (habit)
  • Been pregnant (not)
  • Kept my fingernails polished (habit)
  • Kept my toenails polished (not)
  • Worked at paying jobs without a day/weekend off (not)
  • Checked in on Facebook (habit, until this Lenten season)
  • Checked email (habit)
  • Slice of Life Challenge (does a yearly practice count as a habit after three years?)
I'm not sure if I'll keep up the daily writing practice, as there are other tasks tugging at my conscience--some of which are listed above, that I would like to become habits.  I will certainly try and blog more, even as I transition back into professionally related themes.

Looking back at my three years' worth of SOLC posts, I've realized that they are time capsules, snapshots not only of my life and thoughts at the time, but also of my relationship with others, my willingness to open up and share, my trust that I can do so without negative repercussions.  I can be vulnerable and silly and thoughtful and opinionated and awed.  

I'm looking forward to next year's Slice of Life Challenge.  I wonder what I'll uncover then.


  1. I feel like I have a new friend in you because of these posts. I will check your post to see how you are doing. Thank you for commenting so much on my blog. Looking forward to learning more about you!

    1. Same here, Kimberley! I've added your blog to my reader, will check in often. I'm hoping that blog-reading/commenting becomes a habit, too. Good luck in your future writing endeavors!

  2. Not sure if writing daily is a new habit for me, but definitely want to be writing more often than never! I also feel like some other things fell by the wayside, but maybe I can be more efficient.

    1. Ms. Victor, I've never been able to make it a habit--except for March. I'd be happy with a bimonthly writing session...but I'm going to try the Tuesday slices.