Today, I mourn the loss of yet another presence in my life.
I am bereft.
I have been working off daily word prompts for about a year that The Daily Post has generously provided.
They have given me an anchor to my days…especially helpful last year at this time when I was having to stay close to home much of the time for health reasons.
It helped me feel connected to the world and to my creativity to post once a day.
It ended up teaching me so much about creativity. About how just doing it is much better than trying to get it “right” or good.
It gave my perfectionism a real run for its money. I had to let each day’s post go, however I felt about its value.
Sometimes I loved what the word prompt prompted. Memories or associations I’d forgotten or never even known I had.
Sometimes I felt totally “dry” and annoyed at the word. Sometimes I’d be shocked when such a prompt led me to an unexpected and wonderful-to-explore place.
I learned to live with posts I wrote that I thought were total drivel. Posts I secretly thought were brilliant. Meh posts.
Thank you The Daily Post for this amazing year and all you have brought to my writing.
I get attached to things.
I’ve grown accustomed to The Daily Post Daily Word Prompts! I had no idea they were ending as of Friday!
I’ve had panic since realizing they were moving on. What will I do? How will I survive?
I have found wonderful readers and other bloggers to follow from TDP. I loved reading the myriad variations off a word!
I feel adrift, at sea. Alone in the great ocean of blogs.
To all of “you” out there: do you know of any similar sites?
I take solace today in Oleta Adam’s prolific rendition of “Everything Must Change,” which I hear in my head every time I lose a good thing in my life to change. She gets me through every time.
At least that never changes.