Monday, October 24, 2016

This Far

In the interest of full disclosure, I'll start this post by indicating that it's backdated. Tonight is actually October 29, and it's been six days since I've posted for #Write31Days. After twenty-three days of posting every day, I hit an incredibly busy week at work coupled with a level of fatigue I haven't experienced in a while. Something had to go — actually several somethings — and writing was one of them.

My teenage son Jonathan, who is a senior in high school pursuing an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, had his own extremely busy week, what with end-of-quarter assignments, service hours for National Honor Society, college applications, and putting together a costume for the Halloween dance.

(Tangentially, didn't the costume turn out great?!)

Woodstock and Snoopy.
© Alison Walker 2016

One morning this week, as we were hurriedly gathering our belongings so we could get out the door and on the way to school and work, Jon told me about his current mantra, the thing that's keeping him going during this final stretch of high school.

Those words?

I didn't come this far to only come this far.

This seems like a good mantra for me too, something that's going to keep me going for a while, the thing that brought me back to #Write31Days when it would have been easy to just be done.

I'm saying Yes to perseverance!

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