I turned around. He grabbed a pepper from the fridge and sunk his teeth in. That was after a few sips of smoothie and before oatmeal. The day went on in a similar fashion. I picked up toys in the living room. He dumped a glass of water over the half-made bed, soaking the sheets and pillow. I left a towel on the spot to dry, and shut the bedroom door. I poured food and water into the cat’s dishes; he mixed the water into the food and all over the floor. Clearly, he wanted to see how things worked. What will happen if . . . I gave him a book to read, and for the first time all day, he sat quietly on the floor.
I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn day to make this creative habit real.