OK, some people asked about my mention of a personal ‘word count’ goal. Recently looking for something in a past journal entry I noticed that some of my entries seemed too wordy. With hindsight, I could have written them more concisely.
Perhaps I was getting lazy or sloppy when it came to this journal?
A ‘side effect’ of two decades of caregiving is that anything I do one day I have to do better the next day.
So I said to myself, “Self, I think the problem here is lack of a goal.” I picked an arbitrary word count ceiling and have been trying to carve the wordsmithing to fit.