Let’s be honest. After my 90 day run of 90 posts in 90 days, I will not worry about “catching up”. If I miss 2 days as I did this weekend, I will simply write on the third. For it does no good to worry myself with “catching up”. My post-90 day commitment is to write every day. Not to write a certain amount in a certain period of days or weeks. So, if I do not write today, I can not make it up tomorrow. When it is tomorrow, how can I possibly write today.
This can extend to arcs that are longer or shorter than a day. For example, if I were to fail to write 90 posts in 90 days (which I will not, but hypothetically), it would seem ludicrous to write 180 posts in 90 days to make up for it.
This is not unlike a commitment to lead a life worth living every day. If I am not courageous today, I can not be extra courageous tomorrow to make up for today. I will either be courageous tomorrow or I will not be courageous tomorrow. If I am not present and aware today, I can not be extra present and aware tomorrow to make up for today. In fact, to the extent that I am concerned tomorrow with not being present and aware today, I will not be present and aware tomorrow.
So it is with a twinge of irony that I say… If you miss a day of anything, simply forget about it. That day is done and gone. It will do you no good to think on it. It will only take away from today. I missed a week of writing once. I asked a friend how I should go about getting caught up. He said, forget about getting caught up. Just write today.
Do that’s what I’m doing. I’m writing.