Well, I was supposed to do this yesterday because I completed 500 days of writing daily with yesterday’s post. I don’t know what to say. I don’t even know how I got here. I kept telling myself that it was important for me to take a break because not writing at all is far better than churning out some half-assed content that I don’t even like. I have no idea what kept me going through these 500 days. There used to be a time when I would find myself unable to write anything at all. I would go months without posting anything here. All that seems like forever ago.
The funny thing is, I told myself that I would take a break for at least one whole week after I had completed the 500-day streak, but now that I’ve crossed the 500-days mark, I don’t really feel like taking a break from writing. I actually look forward to writing more these days. I don’t really know how to explain it. It was never supposed to go on for this long, but I’m not hating it if I’m being honest! If the 500-days mark was supposed to feel like this big achievement, I’m now eyeing at the 1000-days mark. There’s no way to tell if I can make it that far without missing a few days, but that’s something we’ll have to see.
I have young, aspiring bloggers in my DM’s asking me how I find it in me to keep writing every single day and I wish I had an answer to that, I really do. In these last 500 days, I must have written about at least a hundred different topics and I have no idea how I still keep finding all these things to say. We’ve all got to run out of words at some point, don’t we? But the thing about words is that they’re countless in number. The number of permutations and combinations that we can come up with these words is infinite in number. So although it may seem like we don’t really have a lot to say, sometimes, there will always be things that need to be talked about.
And to those who ask me how I keep doing this, I genuinely have no idea. But I live and breathe for love and art and there’s nothing that can ever stop me from following my passion for these things. If you truly love to write, I’m sure you’ll find a way to do it. Writing is a beautiful thing in the sense that there are no limits to what you can achieve with words. It doesn’t mean that you’re not dedicated as a writer or as an artist if you can’t keep churning out content regularly. If you can keep up with a regular schedule, that’s amazing, and if you can’t, that’s cool too.
Personally, I think that it’s one of those things that you’ll always find your way back to, no matter how far you find yourself straying from it. Maybe that is why I kept writing all these days in spite of telling myself that I felt like I needed to take a break. Maybe that’s the reason I could make it this far. And no matter how much I tell myself that it isn’t, maybe this is exactly what I need to keep going!
To everybody who has been reading my posts starting from day 1, I cannot tell you how grateful I am. My work here would mean nothing without all of you. So, thank you so much for giving this little site of mine a purpose.
Here’s to many, many more milestones!
The Shubhster. Xx