The Good Patrons of 750 Words

A Note of Inspiration from Member Melissa Hoagland

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I was startled to realize last night that I’m coming up on the one year anniversary of my 750 words habit. Although I’ve hit some lengthy streaks, I struggle with keeping them going; this month I’ve had a succession of four and five day runs and then breaks. For a while this discouraged me—I wanted so much to rack up those badges for unbroken streaks, and every time I’d miss a day I’d feel frustrated at having to start over again. But what I’ve realized over this past month is that what’s important to me personally about 750 words is NOT the unbroken string – it’s the going back to it after I’ve missed a day. It’s the not giving up because I’m less than perfect that builds the life practice. So thanks, Buster and Kellianne. Even though the last year hasn’t been a 365 day streak, I’ve still accumulated over 300,000 words. And that’s really satisfying :-)

Testimonial Note from Melissa Hoagland on Wed, Jul 29
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