A year of writing

Facebook ad screen shot
Forgive the math, but a year? Yes. A year of writing, assuming daily, will change you.

Based on the screen shot from Facebook, writing for one year uncovers and reveals your authentic self.

Makes sense.

Now a person like me immediately wonders, “What does doing that 13 times/years in a row do?”

The first year you peel off the outer layer of the facade that your habits morphed into your life.

Second year another false layer.

It feels transformational because you are shedding what is not you.

Here’s the catch…

We (all of us) have a lot to shed.

A year is a fantastic start, but it’s simply the first step.

Happy present moment.

Keep writing and keep shedding.

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WordPress 5.9 Josephine

Older WordPress headers screen shot
You wake up one day and realize how the place has dramatically changed. These are old WordPress website headers.

WordPress 5.9 Josephine auto installed yesterday.

WordPress (WP) continues to improve slowly and steadily. Over time, however, the contrast from a decade ago to now is extraordinary. So grateful to learn it one iteration at a time.

i trust WP.

WP changed my life.

Today is the 4,837 consecutive day writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts.

That’s 24,180 blog posts.

The official world record by a single author is 17, 212.

No one cares about a blogging world record.

i write, not because i need to, but because i want to. It’s a daily, involuntary reflex. One that someday may disappear.

Meanwhile, here’s a trip down memory lane…the colored WP website headers are as follows:

  1. Mind – grey matter
  2. Body – brown is between the darkest and lightest skin
  3. Spirit – everyone bleeds red
  4. Work – US dollar bill green
  5. Home – Dark blue is fav color

Working diligently to decide the future of my workload.

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Short and pithy please

man in Glacier Park t-shirt
A candid Cheryl pic from our Family room.

Short and pithy please.


Because yesterday was one blog-post riff after another.

Duly noted.

Wondering if writing will be from Glacier National Park when this post publishes June 10.

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow

snow covered street
Photo from January 2022 in Apgar, MT. Walked and jogged shirtless this morning at Walt Disney World. This goes public early June. Past, present, and future.

What keeps you motivated into your 14 consecutive year, writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts?

Mentally, there are two ever-refreshing models: (1) a 72-hour window and (2) a camera roll.

(1) Each day reflects on a present 72-hour window…

  1. What i learned yesterday
  2. What i get to do today
  3. What i hope for tomorrow

(2) The Camera roll:

  • Photos & videos from yesterday
  • Photos in folders related to whatever topic today inspires
  • Or random scroll through 170k photos & videos

Some days all five posts unpack a single event or topic.

Other days each post is different and unrelated to an event or topic.

These two methods got randomly revealed after finishing the original 100-day self-imposed writer’s bootcamp.

Note: There was never any desire nor intention to write past the 100-day goal. Additionally, never thought the 100-day goal was achievable. But in true jeff-land dreaming, knew there was only one way to live with no regret – go for the impossible goal.

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Day 2 grade

Florida alligator
Today, 4:00 PM. Grocery Store retention pond. Tourists give themselves an A if they see a big gator up close.

Grade given for second day not writing for two-hours first thing in the morning…a radical change after 13 consecutive years.

Another C.


Like day one, no burdens, no epiphanies.

So yes, average.

For sure though, it is like trying to cross your arms the opposite way you always cross your arms. You can do it fairly easily, but it requires an unusually deeper level of concentration for something so simple and routine.

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