ANNA PENG

The Idea of Day One

Turning it back down to Day One is a chance for us to begin again with no expectations.

Some of us search for reasons to start something new, and at the same time some of us search for days where we can finally wipe the slate clean.

Day One isn’t a special day only reserved for naive beginners, early graduates, or the reckless. It’s for anybody who wants to start over anew and search for better.


Being On Time

What if, we were 15 minutes late into finishing off a project for our boss?

What if, we couldn’t actually deliver our pizza within the 40 minute limit?

What if, we skipped a week, or a whole month of daily journalling time?

We put ourselves on a timer for perceived productivity, when the real goal might be something much bigger and more important than being on time.

Of course there’s merit in being on time, but not to the point where it’s pressures get in the way of our safety, health, or wellbeing.


Not Here for the Popular Vote

It’s hard to get the attention of a large crowd if you don’t have anything that would interest them.

It’s much easier when the large crowd is whittled down to just a handful.

Instead of focusing on being liked by everyone (which is barely possible), we can instead put our energy toward 2 or 6 or 10 people we care about.

Like any good teacher in a classroom, not every student is going to like them yet they can be very valuable to a few who learn best with their teaching style. 

Or the local restaurant you might not go to, but others in your neighbourhood frequent every week.

Some things are just not for us.

Being popular isn’t necessary to do what we set out to do, but being here for the right people is.

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