March 2021 SOLC–Day 31
A huge thank you to Two Writing Teachers for all that they do to create an amazing community of writers and a safe, welcoming space to write, learn, share and grow.
Writing the final post of the challenge is, well, challenging. On one hand, I want to reflect on the month past, the process, the growth. On the other hand, I simply want to type, “DONE!” and push “Publish”.
I believe this is my seventh year to finish this challenge, and the end is always filled with big emotions: relief, triumph, sorrow, gratitude. It always feels like I should offer up some profound words of wisdom and insight, but for now, I’m coming up short. Perhaps in the days ahead, I’ll have some space for reflection as the experiences of the month shift and settle. But for now, I know this:
Once again, I hesitated before signing up for this challenge.
Once again, I’m thankful I did.
Once again, I regretted all the posts I didn’t read, or the ones that moved me that I didn’t find time to comment on.
Once again, I was deeply moved by the thoughtful comments that visitors left on my blog. By the time they took to connect.
Once again, I marveled at this writing community, this group of people trying to capture their lives in words, willing to put it out there for others to read.
Once again, I discovered fabulous new-to-me writers and mentors who taught me something every day along the way–about struggle, about writing, about life…
Once again, I flirted with the idea of quitting. And didn’t.
Once again, with this post, I am finishing the challenge, filled with relief, triumph, sorrow and gratitude.
One by one, I type the letters: “d” “o” “n” “e”.