Taking on this challenge sometimes feels a bit overwhelming and I wonder what could I have been thinking. But it encourages me to carry through on creative commitments I make to myself. It pushes me not only to write at least one new poem a day but to hone the poems so they are worthy of being exposed to the world. And it pushes me to find more and more creative ways to express myself in paper and paint. Hard as it may be at times, I'm glad I did this. I like the challenge. I should do this to myself more often.