Daily Reality Check for Idiots

April 26th, 2011 | Matthew

Nothing pains Robbi more than saying she’ll do something and then failing to follow through. She is a woman of principle. It’s one of the things I like best about her. So it pained her considerably when I suggested that we reconsider our approach to the Daily Affirmations for Realists project. “What if,” I suggested, “we stretch things out a bit, publishing Affirmations on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday instead of each and every day?”

The each and every day approach is proving untenable. If we did nothing but make Affirmations, we would be fine. Life would look like this: rise, eat, write affirmation, loaf, eat, draw affirmation, loaf, eat, post affirmation, loaf, sleep. Repeat.

But, for better or for worse, we are also running a small press, doing freelance work, trying to write books for our agent to sell, working a half-time job, and raising two small children—all of which we enjoy, but all of which interfere with our best attempts to live the idea life of Affirmation-punctuated loafing.

We are also up to our elbows in an exciting top secret new project that we are not quite ready to reveal to you but will as soon as we are convinced that we can pull it off. Ratcheting back the Affirmations to three days a week will help considerably in our efforts to pull it off. Stay tuned.

If one is to look for a silver lining, it is that the remainder of the Affirmations (we’ve so far completed 71 of 365) will take the better part of two years to publish, so even though you’ll be getting fewer Affirmation on a weekly basis, you will be able to enjoy them for a longer stretch of time. Does this sound like postrationalization? Probably. We are big fans of postrationalization.

It is humbling to have to admit defeat, but also good to know that we have the option of reversing course when need be. Complaints may be send directly to Robbi via email (robbi null@null robbibehr NULL.com), with the subject line, “Robbi, You Unprincipled Lout,” but only if you want to make her cry.

So that’s it. Our mea culpa. Check back tomorrow for the next Affirmation.

Day 71

April 25th, 2011 | Matthew

Day 70

April 24th, 2011 | Matthew

Day 69

April 23rd, 2011 | Matthew

Day 68

April 22nd, 2011 | Matthew

Day 67

April 21st, 2011 | Matthew

Day 66

April 20th, 2011 | Matthew

Day 65

April 19th, 2011 | Matthew

Day 64

April 18th, 2011 | Matthew

Day 63

April 17th, 2011 | Matthew