Hello and happy Friday! Thanks for coming back and connecting with me. This week I took the time to look back and congratulate myself on completing 16 weeks of blog posts. Yes people we have been here together for 4 months already. I can’t believe it! After years of hiding my writing away from the world, I have finally got the courage up to make it a focal point of my life and so much good has come out of it already.
Firstly, there is this blog giving me the platform to connect with my family and friends and share some thoughts, some ideas and some of my work. Hearing and seeing everyone’s support and amazing comments has really been such a boost as a writer for me. At times it is difficult to share words that are so personal to me and the way my work has been so well received has been unbelievable. Everything I write has a piece of me inside of it and I am eternally grateful for the way everyone has responded to it.
Secondly, there have been so many people I have never met that live all over the world that have read my blog. People from 22 different countries (and counting) have read words I wrote. I can’t describe how that feels to have so many diverse people reading little old me from Vancouver, Canada. My twitter followers are a huge support group and I am so very grateful for every connection I have made with everyone. I have found lots of tips on everything to do with the writing industry just from the links people provide in their tweets. Aside from the tips people give, I love seeing that I’m not the only one out there struggling to do all the normal every day stuff and still find time to write.
I feel that I have come so far and yet have so far to go, which is okay. One step at a time and a little more courage at a time too. I have a game plan for the rest of the year and ideas of where I am going with my writing. Pursuing my writing career is on my mind from the moment I get up to the moment I lay my head down at the end of the night. I am driven to follow through on all my goals because if there is one thing I know it’s life is short, so I want to live with no regrets and no dreams unrealized.
So cheers to Week 17! And cheers for all of you who come back every week and read my words. I can’t wait to share another 4 months with you on this journey and see where it leads me.
For those of you still waiting for my book review of The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson it is on the way. I only have a little more to read and I am done. So far so good I have to say that I have really enjoyed reading her work. I’ll save the detailed stuff for the review which will be up next week or the week after. Promise!
Well… happy BC long weekend to those in BC and happy weekend to the rest of the world. See you next week!