I don’t know what to write today. I promised posts on the 15th and the 30th of every month. I’m tempted to use the fact that only February has 28 days as an out, but I won’t.

One of my StrengthsFinder strengths is responsibility. I feel a deep sense of obligation to keep my commitments–and then do a little extra. It’s a complicated strength that will get away from me if I let it.

I’ve had to take care when setting goals because I will kill myself trying to keep my word. I need to build in room for grace. That’s why I structured my writing goal the way I did: Publish words on the 15th and 30th.

And I’m doing exactly that. Writing words in the midst of anxiety and excitement. Wishing that I had something profound to say. Trusting that these words are enough.

I’m here. Writing, practicing, taking up more space than is comfortable. Breathing a little easier because I kept my commitment.