The new healthy routine that I put into place this week was tested this morning. Without an immediate place to go or anything pressing to do, I had every opportunity to blow off the adult daily living tasks like hygiene, taking my medicine, and making my bed. I completed all three tasks and feel particularly good about it because it is a sign that I am managing my mental illness symptoms versus them managing me. I have a goal for today: I want to do some creative writing to put up on my website.
One of the things I am learning is to set some small, specific goals, complete them, and then celebrate them as a victory. For some reason, American culture has mostly skipped over this little mental health gem. Why do we only have to celebrate big things? After all, a whole bunch of small victories amount to a big victory. In spirit of this, I am going to do my creative writing serially so it does not become overwhelming and end I end up quitting.
The serial was something from a bygone era and I can bring it back en vogue on my blog. It will be serials meet modern day technology and I am going to do it. I have an idea for a story about a quantum physics professor that discovers time travel. I will add to it daily and keep it available to the public. Perhaps, with the input of the public, I will have my very own publishable novel thus putting into practice a bunch of small wins leading to a big victory.
I am going to open up commenting here because I would like some feedback to this idea. I am thinking to write around 600 words a day and see where this takes me. I wonder if people will be fascinated and keep coming back to read and maybe even contribute some ideas. I have been often told that I am a good story weaver and now it’s time to test those people’s opinions.