It’s funny how quickly things can change. August 21st I wrote my last blog post until tonight. I had only missed a few days of posting in 8 months and then, one day, I stopped.
I don’t quite know why. I just did.
So here it is, more than 2 months later, and I begin… again.
A lot has happened since my last post, and I will get to all of it soon enough. I have been doing a lot of writing, although it hasn’t been here. I am writing a Newsletter, doing some copy writing, and am embarking on a creative writing endeavor as well. In addition, I am journaling (partly for a book study I am leading, and partly as a component of my PTSD treatment).
I am not going back to my hard-core commitment to post every day, simply because I am doing so much writing. Ironically, I may just become habituated to daily posting anyway. I do miss the phoneography challenge in which I participated on Mondays, as well as my Wisdom Wednesday quotes. So, who knows…? I just know that I have missed my diary-gone-public.
And I’m baa… aack!
My counselor gave me a journaling assignment today. She asked me if I had ever journaled and I told her that I write every day. Although it isn’t technically a journal, this blog often serves the same purpose. It lets me get my thoughts out of my head where I can then look at them from another perspective.
As I was driving home, I thought about all the writing I have been doing since I made my writing agreement for this year. I committed to beginning a larger writing project as a result of a class I am taking at my church. I am also doing some copywriting and have been asked to do some guest blogging.
I have always loved writing and have done lots of it over the years. The primary difference in the writing I did back then and the writing I am doing now, is that much of the writing I am doing now is out there for the world to see. I would not let others read my writing even up until this year.
On one hand, writing publicly is intimidating. On the other hand, it is very freeing. In a way, I feel like I have come out of hiding.
Now I must go begin an outline that I committed to draft, work on my journal entry, and begin drafting a blog post for another site… and I’m happy about this!