October 18, 2018 would have been my Mom’s 74th birthday and strangely that is the day I started writing a daily blog. That was 300 days ago. I never set out to start writing on her birthday and frankly only realised I did a few weeks ago. Mom died early, too early, in 2012, from cancer and I miss her deeply. So it was a nice surprise to realise her birthday was the start of my daily blog.
Writing each day hasn’t always been easy, but it has become a habit that brings clarity to my thinking. It has become another way in which I explore the world, my experience of it, and what I think. There is a surprising amount of messiness in writing daily as I don’t always agree with myself or the ability to explore and ‘see’ different perspectives.
There is also an unexpected expectancy now about writing daily where I find myself switching from wondering if I will write tomorrow to wondering what tomorrow’s blogpost will be about. And then there are the interactions with you who read what I write; the interactions are pure joy.
And so thank you for being with me on this journey, for reading, for interacting. If you find anything I write helpful, please share it with others. I plan to keep writing, perhaps you might choose to do the same so we can celebrate your 300 too?