Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog!
I started this project to challenge myself to write one piece of work a day…
And as you can see, I haven’t been doing that. In fact, I haven’t been doing prose works at all and have mostly been sticking to poetry.
Perhaps it is time for a name change?
2020 has been challenging. I had many aspirations this year. Some dreams have come true, others haven’t.
I finally graduated with my bachelors in English Education. I spent more time with my family and I miss my friends dearly. There was so much that I planned that I couldn’t do. And I think it’s the same for everybody because this year was challenging.
The lessons I learned this year are to be content with the present and to love those who are with you right now. You see, last year I had so many expectations. I wanted to walk the stage for graduation. I wanted to save money so that I could travel and hold the man I loved.
But these plans went down the drain when COVID hit.
All the planning, the dreaming, the wanting…
But strangely, I’m not sad about it.
As much as I want to control my future I can’t. I can only control the present.
So for now, I will love my friends and family in the present. I will spend time with them while they’re still here. I will do what I need to do right now. Pay attention to who is with me right now.
This doesn’t mean I will stop dreaming. Dreaming will always be a part of me. But, This time I will look less ahead and more at the now.
And I will continue writing. I don’t think I will ever stop.