No Clear EndingOne interesting aspect of my “daily writing journey,” which started back on February 24, 2016, is that there is no clear “end date” that I…
One interesting aspect of my “daily writing journey,” which started back on February 24, 2016, is that there is no clear “end date” that I have in mind.
If you go back and read my very first blog post ever, you’ll see that I had initially set out to write for 30 days. The goal was simple and actionable — just write. Hit publish every single day.
On day 30 of my initial journey, I just kept going. But this time, I left the “end date” open. There was no end in mind.
The goal, though, remained the same — just hit publish.
Marching without an end goal is a quite fascinating experience.
Is there anything that you do without an ending in mind?
I think it is actually quite rare to adopt this mentality until you are an adult. Growing up, everything has an end date.
Homework assignments get turned in on x day.
Summer camp ends on x day.
Soccer season ends on x day.
High school ends on x day.
But what happens when there is no x to look towards?
Then, I think, we are forced to focus on the now. And that is exactly what writing has done for me.
It has given me a platform to just do and not worry about the end. Why worry about the end anyways? If we stop writing, we may never get there.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.