March completes the first 90 sunrises of 2019. I can confidently say that before this year I have never deliberately sought that many sunrises in my entire life. Have you? I’m not talking about merely catching the sunrise while commuting to work or looking out the window while brewing your morning coffee. I’m talking about seeking it, chasing it, regardless of weather.
This month, however, was a little more difficult. January was about getting this project started, February was all about the gnarliest month of winter I’ve ever experienced, but March? I’m not really sure. It was a little more about falling into a routine and had less inspiration. And that can be easily quantified. According to my iPhone’s health data my average walking distance was 25% less than it was in February. Additionally, I took 45% fewer photos this month than I did in February.
March has me reflecting on the fears of previous unfinished projects, where the inspiration and motivation wane quickly. How do you get past the honeymoon phase of a creative endeavor?
Perhaps the most rewarding change to date is an incredible amount of clarity. Maybe one day that will translate into a little more focus for the rest.