I used to have these hall of fame baseball figurines of guys like Honus Wagner that I would play with in my bed. I would have them hit home runs and go around my made up bases that I created with the objects on my sheets. I was so intrigued by these old players that I would look up their statistics in old baseball almanacs. I knew that there was some significance to those figures, to the numbers of base hits and RBIs. The one figure that I could never quite fathom though, was consecutive games played. This streak was held by Cal Ripken, Jr., a contemporary player that I never had a figuring for. His continual dedication to coming in and working every single day was amazing to me. He was my hero from the time ages of 7-10 because of this streak, and until now I’m not sure that I knew why.
I crave this kind of streak within my life. I am always interested in creating something that is as long lasting 2,632 games, spanning 17 years. Mr. Ripken’s achievement is something that will most assuredly never be copied. These kinds of streaks are not sought after. The level of consistency it takes to show up whether you think you will be amazing or not, is something that is most impressive.
100 days of writing is the longest streak I have ever attained. While I have written more over the course of many days, this is the most consistent I have ever been. And, I want it to continue. I want to be the Cal Ripken, Jr of the question answering world.
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