Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Will I Have Withdrawal?
As my first ever blogging experience is approaching the end, I wonder how I'll feel once it's done? Clearly, there's no expiration date. Blogger will be there and I can continue the writing habit, but will I?
As hesitant as I was in committing to this challenge, I whole-heartedly admit that I got a lot out of it. For the past year and a half, I'd mentally compose musings and observations on nature as I walked the dog through various seasons, and think "I should try this blogging stuff that I see people posting about. It would be a good experience. But oh no...I can't imagine putting myself out there for others to read, to critique? Too scary..." and so I put the notion far, far away.
Then along came this opportunity, and after some coaxing from previous "slicers" at my school, I jumped in enthusiastically. The passion may have faded a bit as the weeks went on. My daughter teased me about my entries getting a bit weak. Inspiration didn't seem to inspire as regularly as it did the first week, but nevertheless, I think I may be a little sad when it ends. Not only did it provide a daily practice of exercising the writing muscles, it helped me learn so much about perseverance, commitment, following through, making it happen. It also opened new connections and built closer bonds with coworkers via shared stories.
I think Blogger will be my buddy well into spring, summer...and I'll finally write all those musings and observations. I'll be a brave blogger!