One month to go until Karin and my year-long goal of Naked Thanking comes to an end! Because we began writing these notes on November 14, 2009, our last “official” day of thanking is November 13th. Exactly 31 days from now. I really can’t believe it’s been 11 months that I’ve been writing these notes. I literally have HUNDREDS of pages of gratitude squirreled away in Word and Google docs all over my computer. I’ve never written so much in my life. The sheer volume of my notes and explanations (350+ pages single spaced!) astounds me. It’s like the most detailed diary I’ve ever written in my life!
And even though Karin isn’t hitting the “publish” button on her notes anymore, don’t worry, she’s still writing them. I see them every night when I update my blog posts. It’s a shame her work won’t allow her to partake in any outside writing, but I’m still happy I’m not going at this whole 365-days-of-thanks thing alone.
Quite honestly, I’m excited and sad this blog is coming to a close. I’ll still be updating the blog after November 13th, but with this new baby on the way, there’s no way I could write and publish a daily thank you. I’m planning to make much more use of my camera when posting; maybe instead of notes I’ll simply put up pictures of my daily thanks. Plus, we have a great spin-off blog in the works…but more on that later.
What really amazes me, is that I’ve actually done something I said I was going to do for (almost) an entire year. While Karin can easily stick to goals (uh, the girl’s climbed Mount Everest and run like 5 marathons now…), I struggle more with goal-ADD. I start things and never finish them. Books, projects, jobs, relationships — you name it and I’ve stopped short. So the fact that I’m only a month away from doing something for 365 days is a really big accomplishment for me. Here’s to the next month of thanks!