PastTense

Late to the Party  85/90

Blog Post created by PastTense on Mar 3, 2020

Today is the deadline for completing my 90 blogs in 90 days.

I can tell you right now that it ain’t gonna happen! This was a far more arduous task than I had envisioned when I first set myself on this mission, but I have gotten some insight into what it takes to maintain a quit. Of course, it has taken me a long time to get to that insight. My last 10 blogs had more solid value to me than the first 70 combined. That’s a depressing ratio!

It’s better to be late to the party than not to go at all, I suppose. I saw a meme to that effect the other night while scrolling through Facebook. My bedtime routine is to page through Facebook every night until I have lost all faith in humanity (and spelling and grammar), and then try to sleep. Every now and again you do strike gold. The meme I saw was one such nugget. It said whenever you feel you haven’t measured up to what others are doing to think about a bag of popcorn. When you throw a bag of popcorn into the microwave, some kernels pop immediately. Some take a lot longer. Same brand of popcorn, same bag, same heat; and yet they all pop in their own time.

Of course, there are those reluctant kernels that never do pop and usually wind up in the trash (and the couch cushions at my house). That’s where the analogy falls apart. However, we don’t have to limit ourselves to one trip through the microwave. In real life, we never have to be the un-popped kernels in the trash. We can keep trying until we explode into crunchy deliciousness.

Keep the quit

PT

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