Day 30: The End
Well, folks. It’s been six weeks of blogging every single week day. This challenge may be done, but the writing has just begun.
I can’t say I’m not glad this six weeks is over. Writing something new everyday is really hard. Props to all of you daily bloggers out there. Y’all are champions.
It’s been difficult, but the difficulty doesn’t outweigh the good that’s stemmed from writing ‘errday.
I’ve learned about discipline. There were so many days that I didn’t want to write. Days were long and full and sometimes I didn’t begin my post until 10pm. Sometimes the spontaneity of life kept me from the computer and out in the wild. There were definitely a few copout posts and pieces I don’t love, but I think, overall, I did a pretty good job of sticking to my word and following through. When I was tired or not in the mood, I chose to push through and write anyways.
I think there are quite a few areas of my life where I’m not being fully disciplined, whether it’s with time or money or even my thoughts on certain things. I want to change in those areas. I’ve seen over these past few weeks that discipline is an intentional choice that must be made on a moment by moment basis. I want to choose to make decisions that will benefit my heart and soul, and refrain from those that are not good for me. It’s not always easy but I’m seeing the fruit of discipline and it is rich.
I’ve remembered how much I love digging deep into my brain to find the right words. When I started this challenge, I questioned if I could actually stick to it. Could I actually write something brand new every single day? My writing muscle felt really out of shape. As I pushed through the first week, and then the second, that muscle began to wake up. The words weren’t so hard to find. Each post felt less daunting. I established a routine and fell in love with the process once again. I began to crave those few hours where I could sit at the computer and make something out of the jumble in my mind.
I’ve been so deeply encouraged. If this is the first post you’re reading, or if you’ve been following from the beginning, thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for coming back for more. Thank you for commenting with words of encouragement. Writing brings me a lot of joy and clarity. These six weeks have renewed a deep passion and a deep calling. I think my ultimate hope is that God would use this life, these words to point to the greatest love. I hope these words to be more than words – that they would propel hope where there may be none.
Writing requires inspiration, it requires life. I may not be posting every day now, but the writing is just getting started. I’m excited.
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