Today marks the 365th day of my writing daily. I know! It’s a big deal and technically, it would have marked a trip around the sun for me. But of course, this is a leap year and I get 24 bonus hours to rethink about what I want to say and how I want to say it. There has been so much for me in the last 365 days, especially when it comes to writing and I want to make sure that I do it properly.
Dad suggested I do a year-in-review thing, but I did that in December and it honestly doesn’t seem like the right thing to do, just 3 months into a new decade. Instead, there is something very personal that I would like to share with you all. I’m hoping that it can help people who are trying to bring about more consistency to their art.
But, more importantly, I want to tell people that it is okay even if you aren’t consistent with your art because, trust me, I’ve had plenty of days in these past 365 where I’ve curled up into a ball and honestly contemplated letting my streak break. It gets very overwhelming at times, and of course, I know that because I had to constantly push myself to my limits and sometimes even more.
There was a part of me that didn’t want to write just random, mediocre content, just for the sake of maintaining my streak. But there was this other part of me that wanted to allow myself the chance to write crappy stuff if it meant that I would have something to look forward to every single day. So it really does feel like a dream right now and I am so glad I have another day to figure out what to say.
Where I want to be doesn’t seem so far away now, after all. If anything, I am only more excited than nervous for whatever is next. And if this is a dream, I don’t want to wake up. Nobody pinch me.
The Shubhster Xx