I’m Cecily Walker, And this is my personal website.

Blogjune: Keeping A Promise to Myself

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Once again, I’ve let my mouth, Twitter fingers, and ADHD-enhanced brain write a cheque that my motivation really doesn’t want to cash. A while back I promised my friend Con Wiebrands that if she signed on for Blogjune 2022 and attempted to write at least one blog post per day during the month, that I’d do the same.

Here we are a few days later, and I’m already looking for a way to back out of things. 🙄 I know, I’m tired of me, too.

However, Kathryn Greenhill (helpfully) posted a list of questions at her blog that I — and anyone else who wants to play along — can use as writing prompts for what will end up being one of the longest months of my life. If I didn’t have ADHD, I would plan and schedule entries in advance, but I’ve learned that while this superpower of mine makes me a brilliant conversationalist, it also makes it likely that I won’t carry through with projects if I get bored or hate what I’ve written. I want to start keeping commitments to myself, to not bail when things get difficult, to work through them even when my writing may not be as perfect as I would like. So here I sit, fingers on keys, making a promise to myself that what matters isn’t how well-written my blog posts are, but the satisfaction I’ll get from honouring a commitment to myself.

Of course, it also helps to know that entries don’t have to be written; I could post some of my rough/rudimentary artwork to fill the space. I’ve learned that working through a problem visually can be just as introspective and rewarding as putting fingers to keys. Here goes…everything!