A hundred days have come and gone!
A recap of #verawritesfor100days:
- Publishing 24 posts
- Having a list of topics I could still explore and write about in the future.
- Accumulating drafts on specific topics I thought I wanted to write about, but may not live to see the light of day (the drafts I mean, may not get published at all).
- Realizing that I still loved to write, even when I sometimes feel like I don’t have the words.
- Feeling good about Likes on Facebook, and even better about actual Comments!
- Coming to terms with having very little readers, and STILL continuing to write.
So I didn’t make it to 100 blog posts in 100 days, but I choose to consider this project a success. I have no intention to catch up or to make it up to 100 posts because in the process of getting those 24 out, I feel like I have already learned and gained so much.
This project has meant more than just actual blogging or writing.
- I’ve unfollowed profiles on Instagram to make space for those I followed for their 100 day projects. Because I realized that I wanted to be inspired enough to take action instead of allowing myself to look at a feed, compare my life to that feed, and feel bad about my non-IG worthiness.
- I also unfollowed profiles whose posts I don’t really engage with – those I just scroll through, not even bothering to read the caption.
- My hands have been really productive, and that has been so good for my sanity. I typed, I crocheted, I’ve knit. I even completed two projects on my sewing machine (which I haven’t shared yet)!
- I read eight books.
- I had anxiety over work, and I have worked through it.
I had a piano teacher in high school that said that my hands were good at making things. I didn’t believe her because she was referring to my attempt at hand-lettering on my folder of sheet music. I didn’t believe her because I had classmates who were better than me at that kind of thing. But now I appreciate what she said – because I do good and beautiful work with my hands.
Over the last 100 days, I have re-connected with myself. It has been a journey finding my way back, and and adventure setting a course to take in the days to come.