A was supposed to be for Arrival.
Arrival, because I’d finally made it somewhere. Arrival, because you know, things are different for me now. Arrival, because of the Couch to 5K I’m doing, the streak of consecutive days of meditation, and doing much better at work.
A is, instead, for almost.
Almost, as in, I haven’t run for a week. (I almost typed ‘haven’t been able to run, but my shoes are in the car. I had an opportunity yesterday, and other days this week.) Almost, as in I almost missed yesterday for meditation.
A is also for at last.
At last, I have a to-do routine that’s working. Or at least, is prepped to work. At last every week of the Couch to 5K feels doable. At last, I’m finally getting to finish this post, after falling asleep trying to write it last night.
Boxes checked and unchecked
At last, I’m writing without excuses.
And that’s significant. We tend to look at our lives by what we have left to accomplish. We forget the checked-off items on the list because there are so many unchecked boxes ahead. I know I’ll live the rest of my life in this spot between almost and at last.
And does that kind of mean I’ve arrived? A little bit.
I’m strapped in and headed to the next stop. I keep my calendar focused on the next four days. I can’t tell you who we’re playing next week. I’m not thinking about (much!) the email conference I’m going to next weekend.
At last, I can concentrate on today’s priorities list, getting this post posted, getting to the A to Z Challenge list and checking out what else is out there.
I can almost concentrate on the next thing. What’s the one thing right now that can move me forward today? At last, I know what it is. I can almost get to it without distraction. I can almost do it without checking Instagram first or watching Rockies highlights.
At last, today, I’ll schedule the B post and do other things like contacting subjects for future work blogs and write some nifty YouTube descriptions for work and transpose some more interviews and check out Yellow Duck Marketing (I met their Head Quack a few weeks ago.)
At lasts and almosts that resonate
Hopefully, I’ll almost get that to-do list knocked out. Hopefully, we’ll almost beat Carmel Christian. Hopefully, my at lasts and almosts will resonate with you and we can brush off the falling pollen and get after it today in whatever way you and I can do it best.
At last, I’ve started on this A to Z Challenge that I almost feel like I can keep up with! Long as I’m armed with at last, and almost, I feel good about it.
What are you getting to at last? What do you almost feel like you can accomplish today?