It has been exactly four weeks since I began the exercise of writing 30 blogs in 30 days. I had nothing in particular that I wanted to say; I just knew that I wanted to say something regularly.
So 28 days later, what the hell have I learned?
For one, it is hard as bejesus to write everyday. There are so many great excuses that present themselves at every turn. I have a full-time job. I’m not feeling inspired. RuPaul’s Drag Race is on. Porn. Etc. But if you determine in your brain that something is a priority, you will make time for it. After a while, it will start to feel less like a chore (or like death) and more like a necessary part of your day. I’m getting there. And what’s more, it makes me really want to find the time to be more creative even outside of this blog.
I’ve also learned a little something about myself over the course of writing Token’s Tokens daily. I really am a jack of many trades and a master of none. For example, some people write a cooking blog with ease because food is their passion. Others write about their photography or travel or films because they have a really specialized interest. I, on the other hand, have really random hobbies and lack the laser focus to isolate any of them enough to write about them every day. I used to use this as a reason to put off writing anything, but forcing myself to put something down everyday allowed me to realize that I do have something I want to talk about all the time — me!
I use this space to express my raw opinions, to talk about the things that go on in my life, and to hopefully leave behind a little advice from what I learn. I’m grateful for everyone who takes the time to read it and perhaps gain some humor or insight from it. I’m even grateful for the people who accidentally click on it because they are looking for pics of Jamie Foxx’s penis. We are all searching for something….
My blog is about my daily journey, an effort to train myself to be a better version of me. If anything, writing regularly inspires me to have more adventures so that I have things about which I can blog. I know where I want to get in life and I know how far away from it I am; this is a step in the right direction.
I’ll have a good excuse in three days to take some time off from writing. I will have proven that I can complete a 30 day challenge despite sickness, despite overwork, despite Vegas. That is when the real challenge starts. Will I keep up on the progress that I’ve made or will I let it go to hell like I almost did at the gym? Even if I don’t blog everyday, will I find time to make progress on my other projects and actually get them off the ground this year?
Knowing that you have the ability to do something and doing it are two very different things. Writing a regular blog is just the first step on the rung.