Taking a little time travel…

I can’t believe I wrote my first blog in November 2011. Yes, 2011, it’s been almost three years. That’s just insane. I’ve spent a few hours today re-reading and reliving the emotions of my blogs. I came across a few that I immediately thought “What was I thinking?” and others brought tears to my eyes. I felt like I was writing them for the first time all over again. I even wrote two short stories: Amor {Love} Chapter I – Chapter IV ; Obsession Part I – Part V.  I’m very proud of myself for writing those stories, I hit some writers block along the way but I was able to over come the mental block and finish them. I even considered rewriting the ending of Obsession, due to harsh criticism but I’m happy I did not. Perhaps, the next stories will be better, you’ll have to wait and read.

I noticed there are gaps in between months as I scrolled down and then I realized that during the most important time of my life, I didn’t write my experiences and feelings during my pregnancy.  I remember going through so many emotions, up and down.  It was the most amazing and beautiful time of my life.  I’m getting teary eyed just thinking about it.  That’s my cue to stop…

Until next time…Ciao

 

 

What I learned…

One year ago today, I decided to start a blog. Why not!? I wanted to get in the habit of writing daily — even if it was just a few words. (shhh… I want to write a book.)  What better method than a quick daily rant on a blog to get me going. Right!? :sigh: These are a few of the things I learned along the way.

1. I learned that easy writing doesn’t come so easily.

During the first few months, I wrote daily and always had something to say but as the months passed and the days turned into weeks I found it more difficult to sit down and write a simple fifty words.  It wasn’t as easy as I thought (I ran out of topics – perhaps?), I started to put this enormous pressure on myself which resulted in severe writers block.  I was discouraged.  I felt angry and disappointed in myself.  It wasn’t until I took a step back, way-back, cleared my mind, that I realized that it was O.K. not to be O.K.  It wasn’t the end of the world.  So now, when I feel inspired I take the time and I rant but if not it’s O.K. – Tomorrow is another day.

2. I learned to accept good and bad criticism. This was very difficult – I do have thick skin but it hurt like hell to hear the negative comments from the ones you love.  Yikes!

3. I learned that people don’t like when you write about their issues.  Sorry, if you struck a nerve I will definitely speak my mind.  I promise that I will be gentle but remember it’s my opinion.  Be happy – you inspired a blog. HA!

4. I learned that a blog is simply a conversation written out.  😉

5. I learned that I have a unique style of writing.

Last but not least…

6. I learned that I still have a lot to learn.  Writing and blogging is a learning process.

I am proud to say that since November 01, 2011 – I have posted 186 blogs. It’s not a years worth but I am proud of myself. {high-five} Will you stay on this journey with me? I still have so much more to say… :wink wink:

Peace & Love xox