I set a goal many years ago to post everyday to this blog, and today is post number 1500. Holy Cow! I never imagined I would ever have written this much or this long. It has been a process over time, learning how to use the tool, knowing what to say and how to say it, and eventually it has become a habit. I write everyday and sometimes do multiple posts at a time. I have had a few technology and user error bumps along the way, so today seems a monumental accomplishment.
When I think back along this more than four year journey some amazing goals have come to life. I own an art gallery, I started my own consulting firm, and today I am demonstrating calligraphy at the John C. Campbell Folk School during their fall festival. I am demonstrating to promote my upcoming class (Paper, Pen & Prose) which will debut in February 2019. Who would ever have imagined that along this blogging journey so many other wonderful things would have been achieved.
The path hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies, unicorns and cupcakes. There have been tough moments, heartbreak and frustration. Many times there have been days that I didn’t want to write, I didn’t know what to write, or the words just didn’t want to come out. I wanted to stop on multiple occasions and only one thing kept me going, you! When I doubted myself or that I had anything to say, I would think about your comments and feedback. I hoped that something I wrote would help someone think more clearly, make better decisions for their life, and encourage them to become the person they REALLY wanted to become. Thank you for reading, for commenting, and for thanking me for what I wrote. I read every comment and appreciate it when you let me know how these posts have enlightened your life as they have mine.
I never considered myself a writer. Oh I wanted to be but never believed I could. Hitting this milestone confirms that I can write, that I do have something to say, and that there is more need for me to keep writing. My next goal may be a book (I have a few ideas in mind). You will be the first to know, so stay tuned.
Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing these posts with those you know and love. Many of you get this via daily email, some read in online, and others have only just tuned in as a referral from a friend. I know we are all working hard to live this thing called life, so I greatly appreciate that you take the time to read my posts on a regular basis. I value your time and will continue to bring to you the thoughts I have and will encourage you to be the best you the world has ever seen! Who knows what the future will bring our way. I will keep writing as long as you keep reading…together we can share the highs and lows, joys and learnings life brings our way.
Here’s to another fifteen hundred posts…whew! Right now that sounds like a lot, so I have only two words in response…..challenge accepted!