I have been writing for 5 years via this blog. Stats below. I have mixed emotions on that journey and the telling of my life, but I am proud to have stuck with the journey and accomplished such a feat.
At one point I was feeling the need for more anonymity and started another blog for that purpose. That blog has another 21 posts.
I don’t write on there often, and it has essentially defaulted to mostly poetry, but I thought it was time to join the two.
Until I figure out mechanics of that, follow this link:
May you have good writing experiences. May you find more than enough inspiration in your world as fodder to create wondrous things with. May you know that your words are noticed and comprehended by many. May you see your positive ripple in the world. May you know that God loves and supports you in all that you do.
So apparently I have written 500 posts throughout the last 4.5 years. Everything from my short snippets like my last post to 3000+ word rants and fantastical tales.
Usually though my posts seem to come in around 1500 words. That is just a manageable size that only takes me an hour or so to write (2 or 3 if distracted).
Anyway, less about statistics and more about the happy dance. Again, like running, writing was once a hated requirement. Now I seem to love it, it is so helpful for my brain to process things in my world. Sometimes to release them and end rumination. Sometimes to intentionally focus for better thoughts and momentum towards desires. Sometimes it’s merely to feel like my little human self is important to others outside of my daily routine.
Whatever the reason, I’m oh so grateful that I made friends with writing. I still consider myself a better creative writer than informational writer, but I’m very glad I am able to do both. Especially, since it will help me in writing my classes.
May you all make friends with things that ultimately help you be a better person. May you find your voice and know there are people out there that care. May you have good writing days and wonderful topics to offer discourse on. May you enjoy your life more than not, and finally, may you celebrate your accomplishments even when you might be the only one that cares.