Congrats to all my fellow slicers–we made it to day 31!
Now if you thought you’d come here and get thanks from me, you’re wrong. I already thanked you on Day 1, remember? In all seriousness, I have been filled with gratitude each and every day of this challenge by the generosity and kindness of this community. 🙏🏼 But that’s not what this post is about.
This is my my second year slicing and just like last year, I’m both excited and shocked that I completed the challenge. How did I/we commit to sitting down and writing each day for 31 days? This got me thinking about what makes some challenges attainable and some not.
Challenges accepted and completed:
• Eating vegan for one month +
• Training and running a marathon with Students Run L.A.
• Slice of Life Story Challenge #21 and #22
Why is it I can do these long, difficult (at least to me) challenges, but I can’t complete one week of drinking enough water? My first thought is that all of the big challenges were done alongside at least one other person. I actually still enjoy eating vegan, but as soon as my husband fell off the bandwagon, I stopped being as strict. Drinking water is a solo event. Is it the competition or community of doing these with others? Maybe both? I also wonder if sometimes when the challenge isn’t big enough, it doesn’t feel worth giving it your all.
Do you experience the same thing? What’s your theory?