Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. -Lao Tzo
Alright, this title may be a little misleading (okay, a lot misleading), but when I clicked “publish” on my last post I realized I had completed 100 entries, which got me to thinking about the evolution of my blog.
Like many aspects of recovery, this project has turned out to be such an unforeseen miracle! I was greatly encouraged to chronicle my journey through early sobriety, and informed that a blog was the best way to go about it. Hard as it is to believe, I had not read a single blog until this idea was suggested to me! So I started, more or less thinking it would be like an online diary.
What has happened since then, to me, is nothing short of amazing. Not only do I have many family and friends reading my entries, but, unbelievably, I have people I have never met tuning in to read my thoughts. It may seem silly, but I really was naive enough to be very surprised by this. I will never forget my first “like”… I had to ask my husband about it, because I really did not understand or realize that other people would be interested.
The most rewarding part of this process, for me, has been to hear the words “you really made me think.” Likewise, getting to know all the other bloggers out there has been another unexpected privilege. It is like having a fellowship in cyber space… we are truly not alone in our problems, nor are we alone in the solution. I have learned so many valuable lessons from my fellow writers that I truly put to use in my day-to-day life.
Since I have been on vacation this week, I have not been able to maintain my 4 posts a week for which I typically strive. Yet another surprise, I find that I miss writing. Two different days this week I tried and failed to carve out time for writing, and I found myself going to bed thinking about it and being disappointed I couldn’t reach out.
I really hope that this blog evolves along with my recovery. Like the rest of my life, I believe this best is yet to come!
Posted on August 10, 2012, in Recovery and tagged Addiction, Arts, Blog, blogging, blogging 101, Journals, Online diary, Online Writing, Organizations, Recovery, therapeutic, Thought, Writers Resources, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.