I’ve been writing since I can spell. For as long as I can remember, writing was an emotional outlet that allowed to express myself in ways I didn’t know were possible to do. As a child, I wrote elaborate handwritten birthday cards expressing how I felt for loved ones because it was one of my favorite ways to say it without appearing too repetitive or not acting my age. As a teenager into my early 20s, I created an entire world in written roleplay on MySpace with my character as a way to experience life on my own terms and meet others who were doing the same. It was the ultimate escape and what would lead me to find the love of my life in the real world outside of the pages of writing. Writing has always fit somewhere into my identity in an obvious way and I’ve never questioned my place in it until now.
As an adult, life gets in the way. Anxiety flares up, I’m living experiences in real time and sometimes so swept away by it all I’m exhausted. However, the ember is still flickering inside of me and a craving for self-expression. I still consider myself a writer but I find myself getting lost in the comparison to others. I’m surrounded by such an insane amount of talent in the Twitter world and my tiny NaNoWriMo platform and it’s been a daunting task to try and keep up. Am I an author exclusively or can I be a blogger too? Am I up for the challenge of consistent publishing and marketing? Can I stick to a deadline? I’ve found I’ve had a lot of difficulty with self-trust and I want to be able to keep a promise to myself in one of the safest places in my world; my writing.
I’ve tried series on here and always somehow embarrassed myself along the way with some sort of excuse as to why or how I couldn’t continue. I want to make the change and train myself with Blogtember. I’ve decided to do this now versus December because as of this month, my life is going to pick up to a level of pre-Covid speeds. Am I crazy for trying this during that? Probably. But, I am eager to build this stamina in my writing. It’s who I am, it’s one of my gifts and I want to use it as a wisely as I can. I’m going to be creating a table of contents below that can be used to enjoy the entire 30 days of this journey. I’ve had some topics I’ve wanted to discuss and some personal journeys I want to document. All of these will contain links as each article becomes published so you can use this to follow along.
30 days of September:
- Once Upon a Penny
- My experience in finding the right therapist. (And breaking up with one too.)
- Covid Summer Vs. 2021 Summer
- Sugar, Butter, BROADWAY!
- The Pieces of Me – Acceptance Journey
- The Silver Linings of a Pandemic
- The realization of my people-pleasing.
- ~~~~DAY OF REST~~~~
- Connection for the disconnected: TLP experience
- September 11th – 20 years later
- I LOVE NY
- My experience with Headspace
- The Dare App Premium Access (Review)
- Hard decisions to make (Life during Covid-19)
- Dream Hunter: A short story
- My love hate relationship with Social Media
- My Mental Health Update
- The Truth About Self-Love
- ‘Twas’ the Night Before A Very Delayed Honeymoon
- Disney World: Travel Day
- Disney World: Day One
- Disney World: Day Two
- Disney World: Day Three
- Disney World: Day Four
- Disney World: Day Five
- The Disney Downs are Real
- My experience traveling in Covid
- Dear Me,
- Blogtember Wrap Up.