Today is my 1,500th straight day of doing at least one lesson on Duolingo. That’s over four years of learning Spanish (and trying out Korean, Chinese, Turkish and Portugese, but I always go back to Spanish). Am I conversational yet? Oh no. Can I understand more than I used to? Yes. I can even make myself understood in Spanish if the topic isn’t technical.
I just want to remind myself that I can stick to something because I missed posting for #NaBloPoMo yesterday. I have a great excuse: I felt like garbage and didn’t do much other than take a nap.
I don’t feel much better today, but here I am, trying to make sure that I only miss one day.
And that’s really the thing with habits, isn’t it? It’s not that you never miss a day – it’s that you don’t let missing one day make you miss two, then three, then stop altogether.