A year ago, out-of-the-blue, I was overcome with the desire to challenge myself to post daily. The idea was to do it for a year.
I had been struggling at the time with unexplained, extreme fatigue. My ability to be active in my normal life was severely impaired.
The posts became a daily lifeline to my creativity. A way to keep being in the world creatively, even if I could not be physically.
It has been an amazing gift.
That daily connection to readers and other writers has been crucial to my well-being. I am so very grateful for whatever wisdom inspired me to self-challenge myself.
I missed a day or two. But I did post a day for about 362 days. I wish to celebrate that. I could easily just bypass it, which is my tendency of all actions I take.
But not this time. Today, I acknowledge and celebrate my having posted daily for over a year, with a few three exceptions.
I showed up no matter what. On sick days, depressed days, vacation days, super busy days, days I really did not want to write.
And I learned to just write no matter what. To let things be less than perfect. To “just do it.”
I “met” amazing fellow writers and have been exposed to so many wonderful, different verse blogs.
And now, just as suddenly as the idea came to me to do it daily, I find that my desire to continue posting daily has gone.
I am so curious about this. Is it because I am now fully back into activities of my life?
Or are my creative impulses unpredictable?
Is it because I “completed” something and so desire some new challenges?
That has yet to be revealed.
For now, I accept that I challenged myself to do something, loved it, learned a great deal from the doing of it.
I thank those of you who have read me daily or several times a week (or any time!)
I look forward to finding my new pace. Perhaps every other day…
I welcome the wisdom that will surely guide my next step. I have learned to trust my own process. Look where it has brought me so far!