I am going to add writing to my being. When thinking about starting to "slice" on Tuesdays, I thought I would "add writing to my habits" and then STOPPED. Is habit a negative term? It can be, but it can also be positive. But I thought is it a habit I want to add?
And so I thought of some traits I might have that are habits.
When teaching there are times that I will say, "We kinda need to do this." I know when I hear that come out of my mouth, I am announcing something that many students will not want to do or may have trouble understanding. And so I struggle with giving the task and so I say "kinda". College students just want to know what to do, when it is due, and what I expect. This frustrates me and so...I will say "kinda" when I know or think I will meet resistance. But as soon as I hear it come out of my mouth, I know I am sending the wrong message (there truly is no "kinda" about it). I am working hard to break this habit...because I feel it is a "bad" habit. I shouldn't care if they resist it or if it challenges them (I should HOPE to always challenge them). (To be honest, when I catch myself saying it, I will stop and say "This is an example of bad teaching." and then explain why).
When I go outside and run, something I try to do daily, I feel that I have a "good" habit. So when deciding to write each Tuesday I first thought this is a "good" habit I am starting.
But when thinking of something as a habit, I want the writing habit to be something more...and so I decided it will be part of my being.
And so cheers to me for being a writer and part of a community of writers!