I’m doing a cheesy celebration dance right now and I’m glad you can’t see it. It’s totally embarrassing, but I had to break out my cool moves. I’ve, officially, written a blog post every day for a month! I’ve already used all the confetti and colorful, paper streamers to celebrate this milestone. In all honestly, I didn’t think I’d make it, but this month has proven to be a success. Sure, I am no where close to fulfilling my initial One Year of Blogging challenge, but this feels like a good first step. It feels like I’m headed in the right direction. If I just take it day by day, I think I can cross that finish line.
I’ll admit, it hasn’t been easy. I managed to stockpile a few posts in the beginning, but attempting to keep myself a few moves ahead didn’t turn out too well. Balancing work, my home life, and my writing proved to be too much at times. I’ve had to sacrifice a few things, like laundry and cleaning. There have been occasions where I’ve had to move on from a post before I was ready, just to get it done and out in time. That has been the hardest part for me to deal with. Sometimes it feels like I’ve taken short cuts in my writing. Before, I would spend days or weeks on a post, but now I have to fast forward my style in order to publish before the day ends. I don’t like writing too quickly or in the middle of the night, but if I want to complete this challenge, I have to let it go and just let it happen. I hope the quality of my work hasn’t been affected, but there have been moments when I thought I could have done better.
Surprisingly, the words flow quite easily nowadays. I thought I would have met my old enemy, Writer’s Block, by now but he’s been keeping himself locked away. The words are pouring out of me like never before. A few times I’ve been able to write a post in less than an hour. I thought that was impossible for me. That’s never happened before. I feel high when the words come together so comfortably and confidently. I haven’t felt that kind of excitement in a long time. In the past year or so, I thought I lost my spark. This challenge has brought me closer to happiness. I have no idea what to expect in the next eleven months, but I pray that this good luck stays with me. I’ve discovered my love of writing tucked away, sleeping. She was waiting for me to rescue her. At last, I’ve found her again and I have no intention of letting go.