Today is the last day of November. The last day of NaBloPoMo post-a-day-li-ness.
I was thinking that this is proof that you can just decide you are going to do something every day and then do it. But the fact is that I chose something I really like to do and then went ahead and did it. Big deal.
Because most days I'm thinking of posts as I'm walking around. It's part of why I'm so oblivious while I'm walking down the sidewalk. I get very far into my head. I live something and then swirl it around in my brain and turn it into a narrative. At some point I realized I've always done this. Now I just have somewhere to put those narratives.
This led me, however, to think about things I've disliked that I've gotten myself into the habit of doing. Flossing is a good example. I never flossed growing up. And then at some point after college, one of my dentists explained the importance of flossing. Really stressed it.
So I decided to start flossing. I can't even remember why I disliked it so much, or felt like it was such drudgery. But I know I did. And now if am traveling and forget my floss it really bugs me.
I was staying at a friend's house once - a friend without floss! Gasp! We were having a flossing conversation (because clearly nothing is too prosaic for me) and I described myself as having become "a totally anal flosser."
Just try to undo that image. Right.