I'm so excited about this group, @Alice Creason! Thank you for starting it!
So, hi. I'm Kim. And as you all likely know, I started my daily creative habit a few years ago, by doing a Year of Making. I had never succeeded at any kind of daily project before that, and I had tried many of them. I was certain I didn't have the conviction or the commitment or the creativity or whatever. Until I found an approach that worked with me instead of against me, and it changed everything about my creative experience.
I did a YoM for several years straight, and at this point I hardly think about it. I probably make something every day, but my habit is strong – it's my normal now to be making things, so I may notice when I skip a day or a week, but I no longer fret that I'll have to work on reestablishing the habit. The habit is the part that's a constant. I honestly didn't think I'd ever write these words; it's a really great feeling.
But. Of course there's a but!
But there are more things I want to do, and I specifically struggle with putting in the time and effort to learn new things that I find difficult. For example, I have wanted to learn how to draw better. I have no, however, ever succeeded in committing to drawing daily.
So that's what I'm doing here and now. Except maybe not exactly now. But I need to do this, and I'd appreciate the nudging and cheering and check-ins our community is so good at providing.
There, I said it out loud. I want to do a minimum 30-day daily drawing project.