Mar 16, 2011

Where does The Journey go from here??

(I apologize... This post was suppose to go up this morning...)

At this point I stop to ask: Where do I go from here?

The Journey continues. That's not what I'm talking about... I'm talking about this blog series. I started this blog before facebook & Twitter became such a huge part of our online experience as a way to get my thoughts out there. I've talked some about Geocaching, some about Personal Finances, and I shared our house buying experience.

I've done a daily post for the last 18 or 19 days. It gives me great respect for bloggers like Jon Acuff or Seth Godin who put out incredible blog posts everyday. Doing a daily blog takes some effort. Doing a *good* daily blog takes a lot of effort and some talent.

So, should I continue to post daily? Some days would just be a short update of the Journey's progress for that day, including my weight & workout. I could also facebook as a tool to get that out there.

Why am I even sharing the Journey? One is for self-accountability. I've put it out there for the whole world that I'm trying to lose weight. If I don't do it I'm going to look like an idiot. I'm also hoping to inspire others to take their own Journey. Maybe it's losing weight, but it could really be anything. We've all got some growing we can do.

I want to thank those who have been reading. But I know it's just a few of you (hi mom!) and I wouldn't want to over do it. And, if you are just joining the story, go back and read about it from the beginning.

So, give me your thoughts. Should I do a daily posting? Or maybe just a few a week?

I want to close with a quote that I've always liked:

We may, indeed, be sure that perfect chastity-like perfect charity-will not be attained by any merely human efforts.  You must ask for God’s help.  Even when you have done so, it may seem to you for a long time that no help, or less help than you need, is being given.  Never mind.  After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.  Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again.  For however important chastity (or courage, or truthfulness, or any other virtue) may be, this process trains us in habits of the soul which are more important still.  It cures our illusions about ourselves and teaches us to depend on God.  We learn, on the one hand, that we cannot trust ourselves even in our best moments, and on the other, that we need not despair even in our worst, for our failures are forgiven.  The only fatal thing is to sit down content with anything less than perfection.
Taken from “Mere Christianity,” by C.S. Lewis


ORStafford said...

Even though I enjoy hearing from you every day, I understand how it may be hard to come up with every day post. I say post when you feel you have words to inspire or encourage the rest of us. Always post when you have victories great or small. And as you said, many of the steps and lessons in this can apply to so many areas of our lives. Self control is so hard. Again thanks for inspiring me.

Danielle said...

I've been reading all your posts, I think it's awesome. But I do agree, if you don't feel the need to post every day, you should't! Keep up the good work! :)

Darlene said...

post as you are lead, large or small I like the daily posts they too do not need to be long and Todd don't let this turn into something thats a chore you are sharing your journey I don't expect a polished inspiring post everyday I just like your sharing....I did start mine.