March 2021 SOLC–Day 30
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I used to run 5Ks and I remember the common encouraging refrain from spectators as I approached finish lines: “Finish strong!”
I remember trying to rally to their words. Trying to pick up my pace. Trying being the operative word. At that point, I was typically depleted, though still determined to finish. And finish I did. Every time. My pace didn’t increase, but I continued to put one foot in front of the other until finally, I crossed that finish line.
I feel a little bit like that now. Usually at the end of the March challenge I find myself in a groove, finding topics easily, finishing strong. This year, I’m struggling. It’s been hard to keep my mind on the goal. Yesterday, I almost didn’t post. I was willing to quit. But I didn’t.
Weirdly, simultaneously, I also find myself wanting to commit to a personal project for National Poetry Month. You know, the one in April, the coming month. The one that begins the day after this challenge ends. The one that has me asking, “Am I insane!?”
Anyway, today, I went looking for inspiration for a slice or for a project. I glanced through books, looked at unfinished drafts on my blog (156 of them!) and then, I remembered how one year I had constructed a poem from the titles of my e-mails. So, I clicked on the overflowing “Promotions” section of my Inbox, and using bits and pieces of them in order, created a found poem.
The extravaganza is coming
Refresh your space!
Full steam ahead to
art in bloom!
How will you celebrate?
Even my Inbox seems to be nudging me along toward a NPM project!
But for now, here I am, moving slowly forward, step by step toward the closest finish line, the one that marks the end of this challenge.
It’s so close now.
Only one day to go.