Wow! It’s the last of day of the challenge. How is everyone feeling? I can honestly say that I immensely enjoyed being a part of it.
I never thought I would say that about writing. In fact, if someone would have asked me in the beginning how I thought I would feel today, I think I would have said the opposite.
I avoided becoming a part of this challenge every year in the past because I did not think I could do it. This year was different. I decided that I wanted to at least try it this time around. If I didn’t write every day or if I decided it wasn’t for me, it was no big deal.
At first, I dreaded my decision. How will I write something every day? What could I possibly write about? I never wrote daily in my life.
How does one accomplish something like this if she is not a writer?
I began the challenge and felt a fire within. I wrote my first five slices and I was tremendously proud of them.
Is this the beginning of being a writer?
My daily thoughts began to consist of ideas that I possibly could or even should write about. I began composing my slices in my head while in the shower, driving to and from work, while sitting at the table in my office, while lying in bed at night.
Could I possibly be becoming a writer?
There came those days when I was completely exhausted and didn’t think I could actually post anything. But with one eye open, I wrote something short. It may not have been the best, but I still forced myself to write.
I suppose that I might be a writer.
So here we are on Day 31. I can’t believe that it’s over and that I actually made it through. There were times that I thought being part of this community was great and other times where I found it to be quite difficult. Some slices I was proud of; some not so much. Some slices came from my heart; some were just random thoughts from my day. Some slices were long and detailed; some were short and just enough to say I wrote for the day.
But no matter what type of slice it was that I produced, I still wrote.
Every. Single. Day.
And for that, I am proud.
As I go to hit publish on this last day of the challenge, there is something that I now know I can say with confidence.
I AM a writer.