Finally I have escaped the dreaded work deadline that has been hanging over my head and sucking up all my time these last couple of weeks! So I am back and ready to blog. First up, here’s that summary I promised on the Everyday Inspiration course I finished what seems like months ago now…
Day Twenty: Wrap It Up
And now, the end is near…yep it is the final day of the ‘Everyday Inspiration’ course that I have been doing over here on lovely WordPress. Funnily enough they have made the last task a wrap-up piece, a look back over the course…never saw that coming…
I choose to take part of my curiosity about some ‘whats’ ~ what do I want from my blog, what I do want to write about and what direction or focus do I want to take? Sprinkle in a few ‘whys’ ~ why do I write and why do I blog? ~ and that gives you a glimpse of the me that started this course.
It has given me both answers to those questions and at the same time given more questions about how and why I write and what I write about. Stretching my writing muscles and trying new things has been an interesting experience. I have not always been brave enough or pleased enough with the results to publish what I have written, I have though written and learnt **
Has taking part in this made me a better writer or blogger? I don’t really know and maybe it is not for me to decide. I am not even sure I would be able to answer, I would be too busy looking at what could be better or what I feel is still missing…the damn perfectionist in me hasn’t quite let go yet despite my efforts. It has certainly given me ideas and shown me blogging doesn’t have to be simply spilling out word after word from my over active mind.
All tasks taught me something, either about my writing or about myself. These three are the ones that go ‘hey I was really special though’…
Home is Everywhere and it is Anywhere – based on the single word ‘home’ this piece struck a chord with me and with people I shared it with on social media, it reminded me how home is not one building or place.
Dear Tokyo, I miss you– writing a letter to something rather than to a person is a style of writing that was completely out of my comfort zone and I so nearly backed out of it. I didn’t and was really rather chuffed with the result.
If we were having coffee right now… – This task introduced me to a new way of writing and I loved it! I will probably introduce it to my blog as a more regular feature.
So now the course is over and what comes next? A little part of me is concerned that without the focus and prompts given by the course I may lose my way. Right where’s that positive hat I don’t wear often enough? Okay found it, yes I may be a little concerned but what sort of anxious person would I be without some worry? Worrying is nothing new to me. Accepting that and with my little hat on, I will continue to write, explore new ideas and share my thoughts with you all. The focus and style for this blog will come together in time, my little thoughts will find their big voice.
**I may have missed a couple of tasks out…**