This whole writing thing. It’s such a funny thing. And it is definitely a thing.
It’s almost like building a house. I went into it thinking I want a bedroom here, kitchen over there and a big giant backyard in which to frolic. That building this “thing” was going to satisfy parts of my heart that have been restless for so many years and I would be able to settle into my space and rest.
But then the building begins and I become quite aware that I change my mind a lot. And I read all of these other bloggers participating in this #write31days challenge and my mind so goes “SQUIRREL” and I want to change it all up and do something different. I almost didn’t do a “Tell the Truth Tuesday” today because I thought something else would be so much more fun, so off I went on another tangent, chasing another idea. It’s such a fun challenge, because there is so much freedom in the way this looks for each of us. Our own little space and community to learn lots, try lots and share lots. And none of it is wrong. Just letting our fingers go and make art with words. It’s beautiful.
That’s the most fun thing about blogging too. It’s my little corner of the virtual world and I can make it whatever I want. And for me, this challenge is such a fun space to learn because it keeps me accountable to keep going – even if I get scared or insecure or frazzled or distracted. Before I started I promised myself two things. 1) I would finish 2) I wouldn’t look at any stats until I was done. This has been such a freeing thing for me. I didn’t advertise that I was doing it and I left social media alone for this one. I just wanted to feel what it would be like to write. To do something I have wanted to do for years. With no expectations. No limits. No boundaries. No measure of whether or not I was doing it “right” to start. All the pressure off to do something I like to do – just because I like to do it.
I’ve gotten so many ideas from the other #write31days peeps. You are all such beautiful and brave people and I adore all of you and your courage. It’s such a sweet space with so many sweet people from so many places. I.just.love.it.