The Good Patrons of 750 Words

A Note of Inspiration from Jen Lamoureux

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I did it. I got busy on a Saturday and was forgetful. I had an 80 day streak going and was on top of the world, anxiously awaiting my next badge. And then… I forgot a day. I went to sleep that night and dreamt that I had forgotten a day (yes, really). And that somehow there were dire consequences for this. When I woke up, the first thing I did was log into my account.

It was true. I had forgotten to write the day before. I had been so busy catching up writing for school that I simply flew right by my 750 words e-mail. I spent the next several days shaking my head at myself, too irritated to write anything.

Then, I realized. The only way to fix my mistake was to start all over again and begin building a new streak. So, now I’m back to an egg by my profile name. My new streak is two days. But I’ve gotten to 80 before, so I know I can get there again. I just have to keep plugging along until I’m there. So, here’s to the other forgetful people. Sometimes all you can do is shake your head at yourself and then pick up and start over again.

There’s something encouraging in that, at least. No matter how many times you fall down, all you have to do is get up and start going again to get where you want to be.

Here’s to a new streak in the making!

Testimonial Note from Jen Lamoureux on Thu, Dec 08
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