I have been afraid of breaking my streak for some time. I would always double-check that I really submitted the post and that I've already written that day. Now, I've been on vacation for a week, I settled into writing in the evenings and today, my friend who came for coffee in the afternoon spontaneously stayed for BBQ. After that, I was tired, watched a series, went to bed and then I remembered: I haven't written yet! It was 35minutes past midnight. Damn it! That sucks! I didn't want to break my streak. I was proud to have been writing and publishing daily for the past 4 months and I was curious how much longer I'd continue.
Well, I can continue anyway. And here I am getting up and writing 200 words again, just 5minutes after I realized I broke the streak by missing the deadline at midnight. Theoretically, I didn't break my streak by writing before going to bed, even tough it's already past midnight.
It's anyway not about the streak. That is a bit for the ego. If I take ego out of the discussion, the writing habit and need remain.
Why do I keep writing?
Maybe it's a good time to reflect about that. Now, that I don't want to hold up a streak.
Maybe it's a good time to again put more love into my posts, and not just write for the sake of holding up the streak.