Today marks the 350th day of me writing here daily. I know. It’s a big deal and I do struggle to keep up with this. But the truth is that writing every day doesn’t bother me at all. I do struggle with finding something good to talk about here. I do struggle to keep things interesting here because these days, almost everything out there is already talked about. I don’t want to brag about it, but when I think about it, it’s pretty impressive for somebody who hates to stick to a routine. So maybe I deserve a pat on the back, after all.
It started with writing poetry for an entire month, for NaPoWriMo, last April, which is crazy because I don’t think I was ever that consistent with poetry before. Last April brought back the part of me that had, for some reason, forgotten all about the poetry book. I did post a couple of poems before April ’19, but I was hesitant because I wasn’t sure if they were good enough. Especially when so many of my friends are actually good poets; there isn’t any competition between us, but they did play an important part in inspiring me.
So initially, I was going to take a break after writing every day for NaPoWriMo, but then I thought, ‘Let’s see if I can push my limits… let’s see how long I can do this,’ and honestly, I am surprised I made it this far. My family and my friends have seen me freak out completely when the network speed was horrible and I couldn’t upload anything over here on time. Even when I was travelling, even when I was going through stuff, through good days and bad, I made sure I wrote because, on most days, this is what kept me sane and going.
Now that I am inching closer to completing an entire year of writing here every day, I feel like the next 365 days should bring in something new. Maybe a fresh look for the site, maybe a lot more content, short poems, short stories, random thoughts that I feel like I should put out there, and definitely more of my art because I feel like it deserves to be seen by everyone. I have so many ideas for this little blog that has grown so much in the last few years, I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it is.
The only reason I’ve been able to make it this long, regularly, is because of the neverending support and hype that my closest friends have showered me with. It might not seem like a big deal because I know people who have been writing every day for years at a stretch, and that is honestly amazing! But for something that started out as a personal challenge, I still feel like I deserve to appreciate myself. I think we all need to appreciate ourselves once in a while. It really keeps us going.
I have so many things I’d like to talk about and write about and right now, I’m trying to learn more about how to write and develop stories by reading and binge-watching as much as I can because it amazes me how much you can learn by what people consider to be ‘leisure activities’. I guess it really is about how we interpret the different forms of art we have to consume on an everyday basis. I’m always trying to learn more and I can only hope to become a better writer this way, one day at a time.
So, wherever I’m going with this little site of mine, I’d like to think that it’s someplace that allows me to learn and create just as much as I can right now, if not more.
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