Friday, April 1, 2011
Then their was this challenge and the opportunity it gave me to grow and learn from others. I'm not a confident writer. I'm always second guessing myself and comparing myself to others. So this was going to be a stretch for me. I wrote my first post and called my mom before I was ready to hit the orange publish key. My heart was pounding, know that there was no going back once that little button was clicked on. I needed the reassurance that it was OK and that I was worthy of having others read my post. As the challenge went on, I didn't have to call my mom for that reassuring "press the button" conversation. I was becoming confident on my own because of the support and kind words from the people in this community. Thank you!
This challenge has stretched me to write even when I don't have a thing to say. It has made me appreciate life more as I searched for something worthy of being posted on my blog. I look at the world through different eyes now and have begun to appreciate the smaller things more. I feel like I've become part of something bigger then just my little world by joining this community of amazing writers and people. I loved reading everyones posts and tried to find a meaningful way to comment and thank them for the time they put into their words.
I now understand what people mean when they say that writing fills the soul. I can't thank The Two Writing Teachers enough for starting this challenge and for stretching me as a beginning blogger and writer. You have sparked something in me that I didn't know was there. I look forward to continuing my daily, or every other day, writing and I'll hopefully see this community again on Tuesdays. Happy Slicing and Thank you!