And what to be thankful for this month? First there is simply the days being noticeably longer and lighter, buds of new life that can be seen on trees and plants, in the garden and in the streets where I walk, more sunny days. All this I see as positive, I am grateful Spring is on its way.
This month I have challenged my writing in so many ways. I have taken the blog in a concrete direction, including a massive goal. I have tackled an emotionally difficult subject. I have done some creative writing. I have started progressing towards writing my novel. I am trying to write in a freer way, to let the words come and I have more flow. It feels good. I am grateful that I just keep doing it.
I’m starting to stick my head above the parapet, as it were, promoting what I am writing. It goes against my nature. I suppose that I project thoughts onto others, preconceptions, misconceptions about what is thought of my work. At times I felt overwhelmed this month by the enormity of what I am trying to do. I am grateful that I am showing myself I can be brave.
On the bright side, I have come through that and people are reading my message. I have had interaction with so many different people and in so many different ways this month, thankfully all positive, and my relationships continue to develop in a way that I could not have imagined. I am grateful to everyone who is supporting me, it really does mean so much.
What has been particularly helpful to me this month is ‘Bullet Journaling’ that I have been using since January, including a gratitude list. (Thank you Debs from Chaos in Kent!). I have been gradually refining my methods and it has made a huge difference this month (I promise a post on how I’m using it to help me achieve my writing goals soon!). I am grateful for giving it a try.
I love how everything is changing, everything is getting better and better. I am more determined than ever to show what I am learning to my daughters. I am leading the life that I want, and I am going to make sure they do too.