In 2011, for the forty days leading up to my 40th birthday, I blogged every day. What a tremendous challenge! Committing myself to stop for a moment every day and write down my thoughts, while seemingly self-indulgent proved incredibly difficult.
Some days, a topic presented itself willingly and the blog practically wrote itself. Those are the good blogs. On other days, I fought tooth and nail to force words from my brain and through my fingertips.
But in the end, it was so much fun and looking back at the blog now, I realize it was an intense period of self-discovery.
As I near the end of my masters program at Webster University, I am taking a creative writing class and the first assignment involves journaling. For the next eight weeks, I will repeat my 40th birthday exercise by blogging every day. I am looking forward to the stories that might unfold and if there are topics you'd like me to cover, please leave a comment here or send me a note.
In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to go back and explore that 40 Days til 40 blog. You can find it here: http://michele-40daystil40.blogspot.com/
Enjoy! And get ready! The adventures in journaling start now!