Here, on the last day of February I realize that I successfully made it through my NaBloPoMo challenge for the month. Ok, ok. So it is the shortest month of the year...but I still did it!!
The best part about it? The best part is that it wasn't hard, difficult, or even challenging. It was fun. Therapeutic. Even refreshing. I enjoyed having an excuse to sit down and write every night. It was nice to have a "deadline" to share stories and journal my life's happenings before these little moments get away. The "requirement" to blog every day kept me on task. Held me accountable. I like that.
I found as the month went on that I had more ideas than I could even get out. I could have posted a few times every day with the ideas I was starting in my head, in saved text messages (where I type them up as I think of things), or in Blogger draft form. My brain was constantly going (like it usually does) only this time I had somewhere to purge those rampant thoughts and a vehicle through which to steer them into coherent stories.
I received another invite to keep going in March. A new badge, a new challenge. I'm considering it. At the very least I am going to aim to post every day, but March is proving to be a crazy month so if I fall off the wagon, I'll just get back on another time. We'll see how it goes. In the meantime, thanks for reading. I do appreciate it!