“Well, I guess if a person never quit when the going got tough, they wouldn’t have anything to regret for the rest of their life. But good luck to you Collin1000. I’m sure this decision won’t haunt you forever.”
@edwardsm6 I have thought this too, my current straight streak is 1031. (1550 total). But then I think I must be doing really well, but if there was a ranking I might realize it’s not that great, get demoralized, and stop. It’s probably better to be great in my own mind than meh in reality.
@shahnm technically I’m here every day for the past 1717 days, but I usually just click the button and come back a few hours later to double check I clicked it. Repeat that a few times and never make it to the forums.
@Collin1000@edwardsm6 This is exactly my point. I’m not even close. So at this stage of the game, no point trying to catch up, I can’t. I can be glad I got the 1000 straight, or go 60 more and get three years straight, but to what end? Other than my daily OCD to hit the button that is. And the other thing, who really cares? Is anyone impressed? I’m sort of impressed with those who have been going since the beginning, but I didn’t even know at the beginning. And a missed a day when I was in Laos on a mission trip and didn’t have wi-fi (I was able to find a coffee shop that had wi-fi and only missed one, but still, broke the streak.) sets me back even further. If there were a badge or a t-shirt or some goal I was working for, then fine. But now, I’m just a middling meh-er. But then, that’s the most meh-er of all, isn’t it?
@enville You were in Laos? Cool! While I was in Cambodia I never even made it to any of the neighboring countries. Have always wanted to go back and see the sections of Cambodia that I didn’t go to due to landmines and then the rest of SE Asia. I also wanted to see where the refugee camp was that my kid lived in but I couldn’t find any driver willing to take me and no public transportation at all goes there (land mines, lawlessness… were the issues back then). If I ever make it back, what parts of Laos are worth going to if one has limited time?
@Kidsandliz In Laos we stayed in Vientiane but would drive about an hour north to the folks we were working with building an agricultural school (wink wink) (being officially a communist country we couldn’t possibly be building churches and schools). Was only there for a week. I spent 3 weeks in Cambodia, a week in Phnom Penh and two in Sisophon in Banteay Meanchey. Same sort of work. I go with an organization, the South East Asia Prayer Center (seapc.org) that does all sorts of amazing things in South East Asia (Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Hong Kong, Tibet, etc). In Cambodia they assist with a huge network of orphanages which has lead them to help with educational needs in other areas. If you ever wanted to go to Cambodia, they frequently have groups go over, and they have contacts all over the country to make things safe and are well connected. Their work in Tibet is even more amazing, but I’ve said too much.