I started this board in 2016 to help me write every single day. (I got the idea from Jerry Seinfeld.)
While I had high hopes and high expectations for myself (always true at the start of a new year) I didn’t actually, truly believe that I would be able to write every day for a whole year much less almost 4 years!
But I have.
I wrote through the flu.
Through having my wisdom teeth pulled while I had the flu. That was a fun time!
I wrote on vacation.
I wrote when I was happy.
When I was sad.
Or anxious.’Or depressed.
I wrote in my journals.
I wrote morning pages.
I wrote blog posts.
I wrote in my novel.
I wrote when I was motivated and when I didn’t want to write at all.
I wrote when I knew exactly what I wanted to write and when I had absolutely no idea what to write.
I wrote in the morning, the afternoon, at night.
I wrote at my desk, at the bookstore, at the coffeeshop, on the beach, on planes, in the car, on my yoga mat, on the deck, in bed.
I wrote alone and with others.
I wrote my way out of stories that had me all tangled up.
I wrote my way into myself.
Now, writing is no longer what I do. It is who I am. Writing is like breathing and reading. Non-negotiable.
#writeeverydamnday is no longer just a hashtag.
It’s an intricate, essential, sacred part of each and every one of my days.