In 22 minutes, my 31 day writing challenge ends.
I've already written a recap of what it has meant to me, but to finish up, I just want to thank everyone who has followed along.
While it probably doesn't seem like it to anyone else, it took a lot for me to write for 31 days straight. I enjoy writing, but it does not come naturally. It was a worthwhile journey to really explore some topics that have been on my mind for awhile.
But the absolute BEST part of this whole thing (once again, I act like I am Michael Jordan retiring from basketball.....this is just not even this serious) is interacting with you. I realllllly appreciate the comments, feedback, camaraderie, and shares/retweets. It has meant SO much to me.
Something I already knew but has majorly been confirmed through this challenge is that I prefer life to take place in my everyday context. Sitting at my computer to write was a good discipline for me, but it definitely did not bring me the same joy as the interactions that resulted.
I've said this a million times, but I am very extroverted. So learning to sit and reflect was great, but it definitely does not fill me.....it actually drains me.
This challenge was just to see if I could do it, and I did it (with ten minutes to spare). But I definitely am glad it's over.
I will continue to post on my blog, as I have in the past. When the mood strikes, I will write something I feel needs to be said. I am still working out this tension in my life. I feel like all the words and ideas that need to be said have already been said......there is just so much literature out there......yet I know God has written my story to be significant and to matter (to someone).
Once again, I am still trying to process a lot of stuff. I feel both challenged and content. Writing this month, as usual, was probably the hardest month to write. I never travel, and I traveled twice. A close friend has moved. Two friends of friends have passed away (this has never happened to me, and I hope it never does again). My kids were involved in sports. We made a huge transition in our business (for the better).
It's just been a crazy month. So in addition to the writing challenge, I had to face a lot of hard stuff. So much has happened that it will take me awhile to unpack it all, mentally and emotionally.
I am excited to take a break from blogging and yet I am excited to see what comes from this experience.
Thank you so very much for being a part of my journey. I have thoroughly enjoyed you being a part and am so grateful for your love and encouragement. You all make me feel so good, and I can't help but think I am the most fortunate person alive for how wonderful my friends are.
Thank you. I look forward to connecting in the future.