And I have seriously missed blogging, but obviously not enough to take a stab at creating more than one measly draft in the time since my last post...
I think I miss blogging in a weird way - I don't necessarily think about it when I'm not working on it, but I know my life is just a little happier when I'm taking advantage of this great creative outlet.
I recently happily discovered this blog where a fellow alum of my University is chronicling one year of her life. I don't know what she'll do on her next birthday, but I seriously hope she'll continue. Everything I've read so far is delightful, and she has inspired me to do the same with my 28th year. I've heard that each decade's -9 year is the most difficult, but I have a sneaking suspicion that 28 may not be my favorite, just because of the fact that my worst years have generally been the even ones.
All that to say, making a point to write once a day will only make it better, no matter how it turns out.
I'd been tossing this adea around in my head, and looking forward to starting on December 8th, when I saw that another friend was starting a November writing challenge - not NaNoWriMo, which I have never tried to conquer - just a simple topic each day, all except one of which looked like they would be fun to write about. Since I'm starting on November 2nd, I figured I'd just leave out the one that seemed less-than-pleasant to me...
Theoretically, there's a topic for each day of November, but I decided, rather than following the pattern (because really, when have I ever done that well), I'll just write each topic on a slip of paper and draw one topic a day.
So I've got that going for November, but then I have 7 intervening days before my birthday.
What to do, what to do?
Friends, I have 10 drafts sitting in this entire blog, three of which were never really intended for publication anyway. What's 10 minus three?
*DING* *DING* *DING* *DING* *DING*
So, you can now look forward to hearing from me every day until New Year's Eve, 2016.
Bah! We all know that's a lie - I'll fail and skip days in there somewhere, but if there's one thing I've learned from past resolutions, it's how to dust myself off and pick up where I left off instead of just sweeping the whole idea under a rug.
Here's hoping you'll join me on this little adventure!
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