“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
The gap between my goals and what I've been able to accomplish feels at times too great. Even with OctPoWriMo, I've found myself disappointed in what I intended to do and what I have done. I think this is the first time in all the years I've been participating that I've missed a week straight of posting poems. Is that a lack of discipline? Maybe. The difference is that I am in a completely different job now and don't have the time I once had to devote to writing. That being said, I do agree with this quote. I just need to find a different bridge.
Michele Vecchitto is a writer, recruiter, and former middle school teacher. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies as well as in four self-published volumes. Michele was invited to read her poems at the Austin International Poetry Festival and was honored to be included in When Time and Space Conspire. In addition, she published a young adult fantasy novel, Tales from Blarnach: The Chosen One. She continues to hone her craft simply to breathe life into the stories living in the corners of her mind. Please visit her blog, Writing and Reflections to see more of her work.