Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesdays and Thursdays

This week is tipsandtricks' birthday week. I started tipsandtricks one year ago September 1st. I had gotten used to sharing personal experiences of mine and what I had learned from them every Tuesday and Thursday with my friends and students at this crazy place I used to teach. Around that time about a year ago, two of my dear friends started calling the encouragement I gave them "tips and tricks." That's when I decided to start writing a tipsandtrick online every Tuesday and Thursday. After that, my brilliant best friend pointed out the commonality of the Ts in tips and tricks and Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In the past year, I have skipped zero Tuesdays and 2 Thursdays. One Thursday was skipped because I was on a 14 mile hike in the Caribbean, and the other was skipped because I was on a silent meditation retreat where both writing and technology were forbidden.

Believe it or not, I haven't done tipsandtricks every Tuesday and Thursday for the past year JUST to be competitive with myself. I've done it to practice. Not every tipandtrick is good. Sometimes, all I have time to do is take a picture or put up a quote. But I do it anyway, because, someday, I want to be a good writer. And I believe in showing up. It hasn't been easy to practice in public or to get the dang thing written but I did it because I wanted to. A good friend of mine says: "Is is good? It is done." And dude, it feels good to get things done.


jesgale said...

Happy Birthday TnT!!

I think it was Manorama, or the good ol' Julia Cameron, or maybe its from this other book I really like... I can't ever find the exact words, thats something to the effect of...

No, you don't need your practice everyday... but when you do, you'll definitely be hoping you've been practicing everyday.

Ashleigh Beyer said...

Thanks Jes! That's a great quote, thank you for sharing. :)

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