Five words: It's. Been. Way. Too. Long.
As you can see, it’s been about a month since my last blog post. Much has happened and I’m excited to write on a regular basis again.
I left off with the recognition that my life was going to change in some drastic ways, and I’ve learned a lot about how I function in those times. For instance, I’ve come to understand that I am more in tune with the phases of life. It sounds strange, but it’s almost as if I’m able to sense when bad, good, or general shift is about to occur. Maybe that’s my strong “NF” combination coming into play (I’m INFP), or maybe I’m a superhero that crash-landed from space with inhumane capabilities. (It’s probably the former but I’d rather it be the latter.) Anyway, the point is that I’ve grown a lot and it’s also clear that a break from writing was necessary.
I didn’t want to quit my daily blogging. Most of you know that. In fact, I had set a goal to reach 1,000 days of daily blogging. (I figured shoot for the moon and hit the stars.) I didn’t reach that goal, but I did get to over 300 days and I’m pleased in doing so. However, towards the end, I lost my passion and my life was changing. It was too much to balance at once and I had to learn what my priorities were.
Long story short, I woke up one day and I realized that I didn’t write anything the day before. Was I absolutely devastated and lost into a depressive state? Actually, no. Disappointed or bummed? Yes, a little. But I realized that I had given my damn hardest into what I was able to put out. I literally stretched myself so far that I physically could not continue.
I woke up one day and I had simply stopped. Once I came to this realization, I learned that I had gotten what I really wanted out of this: growth. From that perspective, I had won.
I'm proud of what I accomplished. I got what I wanted. Now it’s time to turn the page and move on to the next chapter. Because life continues and there are more adventures to go about.