A year old

Anniversary guys. It’s been a whole year since I started this platform and this might be my last post on it for a while.

There’s truth in the fact that this isn’t my last post ever. But, for the next year, I’m hoping that it will be. Writing has been a treasure in more ways than one. For starters, it’s what gave me confidence to face my feelings up front.

While I’d always enjoyed the kinds of stories books I read shared with the world, I looked at writers and envied them.

I envied how prose dripped from their fingertips.

I envied how easy their words came.

I couldn’t be them.

Until I became one of them

All it took was a leap of faith. It was one moment of courage, and an article about all the things I wanted to say to the man I loved that ghosted me; all the things I was too afraid to say.

And I can say it’s been an exhilarating year… Not only have I written those words but many more.

And that’s why I’m taking a year off to focus on other things instead.

I know I’ll be back, and hey, maybe this time next month, the fire to write another post will burn and I’ll look like someone who easily goes back on her word.

That’s okay, too.

But, there’s something to be said about recognizing when it’s time to move on to other ventures.

Writing is all about sharing your story, right?

Life always comes back to timing just as it does finding the courage to muster up the strength to push on the rims of your comfort zone.

This is my outer rim.

For those of you who have stood by me and read my posts, racked up likes, I cannot thank you enough.

I endured heartbreak that was near crippling. And just might be going through another one which to be honest, is worse than the last. I wrote about it so I could remind myself it’ll be okay.

The past year has taught me that there’s truth in the written word, and I’m eager, now to go out there and chase it.

Maybe I’ll change numbers and ghost my Instagram and Whatsapp too. Maybe.

Without this platform, though, I wouldn’t be close to where I am now. From the depths of my heart, thank you.

Sunshine Blogger Award

I would like to thank Righteousbruin9 for nominating me for this award. It means a lot to know I also come to mind. I’ve been sad the last couple days, waking up to this really lifted my spirits. Thank you for thinking of me.

Eleven questions for me


1. What gets you up in the morning?
I am the fourth of five children my parents have. They don’t have it all , but they give us a comfortable life. It’s not much, but being part of the reason they’re happy and content with working five days a week does it for me.

2. Where do you work, or go to school? Is it far from your home?
I recently got into college, a few thousand miles from home. So I’ll be moving halfway across the country in January.

3. What makes you continue, even in the face of trial?
Hope. That it’s going to get better. And keeping in mind that “calm weathers don’t make great pilots” (some super wise person said that but Google didn’t cite who so Idk)

4. What brings you the most joy?
Being with people I love, who love me just as much. Enjoying the little things.

5. What is your honest opinion of social media?
It’s exhausting how nothing is off limits to some people when it comes to sharing. The fact that we are constantly fed standards and projections of living that force us to want to be someone we are not and often all that does, is cause us to hate who we are in the process. It’s overall great for communicating and keeping in touch with family and friends though.

6. Do you have a role model? If so, what about that person draws you in?
Not really but I’m my role model.

7. What have you learned from a setback?
Perseverance conquers.

8. What do you think your community needs most? Your country?
Insightful leaders that knows what needs to be done and actually does it.

9. Would you like to travel? To where?
Yes. Italy.

10. Which is more urgent, fixing potholes in your city’s roads, or travel to Mars?
Fixing potholes, of course.

11. Which human quality do you find most appealing? Why?
Being empathetic. It’s amazing how one person can understand and share the feelings of another person, without even having to hear it from them. To understand other peoples feelings and emotions and needs more deeply and using it in turn, to treat them better.

My Nominees are


Ria

Ishtarinl❤️ve
PritAmDas
Olavi
josiesvoice
Irene Starr
fiery
Being alive
Tim Mcgee
Pvcann
Chloesbookblog

Eleven questions for you


1. Do you believe in ghosts?
2. What was the last book you read without skipping through anything?
3. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
4. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been afraid to do?
5. What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?
6. What is your most bizarre talent?
7. If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?
8. Read anything interesting lately? Yes, what? No, why?
9. When it comes to love and relationships, what is the first lesson you want to teach your children?
10. What do you do when you feel like giving up?
11. What do you want to be known for?

The rules of this Awesome Sunshine Blogger Award are:


  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

On this day…

…Mend a quarrel,
Search out a forgotten friend,
Dismiss a suspicion and replace it with trust,
Write a letter to someone who misses you,
Encourage a youth who has lost faith,
Keep a promise,
Forget an old grudge,
Examine your demands on others and vow to reduce them,
Fight for a principle,
Express your gratitude,
Overcome an old fear,
Take two minutes to appreciate the beauty of nature,
Tell someone you love them,
Tell them again,
And again,
And again.