After contemplating this for several days I’ve decided to put a hold on this note-a-day project. How do you put a “hold” on a project where you intended to write a note a day for a year? I don’t know. I suppose I’ll learn what that means later.

It’s not because there aren’t plenty of people left about whom I can write. There surely are.

It’s not because I don’t appreciate how good it is to begin each day with these kinds of thoughts.

And it isn’t because I don’t like doing it any more and just want to quit.

I’ve neglected a few other important early-morning habits lately, and can sense a void. The voids are mostly physical and spiritual and I’m not willing to live in either. I’m not spending nearly as much time in the bible as I prefer, and am not taking early-morning walks. There’s also a final two chapters and an epilogue to write for Pilgrim Strong, and those chapters contain important messages. They need me to be on my A game.

Thank you for coming along on these past 91 days of notes. We’ll reset and reframe this another way in the months ahead. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about life lately, it’s that there really are no rules.

As always, my deepest appreciation to anyone who reads.



Day 91: Marcin Kretkiewicz


Dear Marcin,

Marcin Kretkiewicz

It’s strange how short our attention spans are these days. Creatively if you’re going to capture someone’s attention it better happen in the first paragraph of text or the very first seconds of video. Those first glances are everything. Short of that early connection, all is lost.

Your work had me from the opening shot.

Thank you for the creative work you produced in 2015 and for how it captured my attention in the months leading to pilgrimage. I have seen some beautiful things. Few things speak to me as your video creation. When it feels like a good time to relive some of the favorite moments of my life, I turn to your work.

Best wishes in your continued creative journey, and buen camino.

Your friend,

Steve Watkins