When I set out to take on the NaBloPoMo Challenge, I had not blogged in 2.5 years. Not weeks or months, but years! And I was taking on a commitment to blogging every single day for the next 30 days!
Knowing myself fully well, I was near sure I’d give up right before I was due to begin, especially given the highly unfavourable conditions I was under 😛
A week into the challenge, I’ve not failed.
- Have I been blogging the way I used to long ago? No.
- Have I been taking my time to write a good draft, then review it and make sure it reads well to my liking? No.
- Have I been linking to other blogs and following some of those basic blogging etiquette? No.
- Have I been posting any pictures at all, which I once used to religiously do along with (almost) every post? No.
- Have I been reading other bloggers’ posts and commenting? No. (Except, today I did, quite a lot — and made me realise what a lot of amazing content I’m missing out on by not doing it more consistently!)
- Have I been writing from the sheer joy of writing, rather than to fulfil a commitment? No.
- Have I been enjoying the past one week I spent in this much-loved space? YES!
- Have I been grateful to Swaram for pulling me in? YES!
- Have I been glad to get out my hibernation? YES!
- Have I been happy to get Back Where I BeLOnG? YES, YES, YES!
It’s not easy, getting back to something you’ve been so out of touch with. Takes grit, will and an enormous amount of convincing self to go ahead with it. The first time I attempted it, it brought back a loving heart into my life. The next time I did something like this, I LOVED it. And now, this.
I think I ought to revisit my life and see if there is anything I decided not to walk headlong into just because I’d thought it would be tough 😛 I’m sure as hell to love it and be glad for taking the plunge. I guess when the negativity flows out of your life and leaves all that space free, good things automatically begin journeying towards you to fill up that void. Truly, “Acche Din” are here 😉
And that’s especially true today, for other obvious (but rarely) patriotic reasons! I’m still dazed (it happened) and amazed (yay, it happened) at the end of the 500-1000 saga! It’s against my personal blog policies to dwell on serious political/economic issues in this space, so I shall not. But I really cant help being overjoyed, and yet still amazed it actually is happening! Such a radical move. Bravo!