Here we are angel! 30 blog posts in 30 days done and dusted. I wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for going on this journey with me. Knowing you would be reading these posts has held me accountable to writing them, and it’s given me so much joy knowing my words have found their way to you. I started this exercise because I was craving discipline around my writing. I also wanted to challenge some long held beliefs I had about the nature of creativity and my role as a writer.
I am so proud of myself for showing up every day (it wasn’t always easy) and I wanted to share what I learnt this past month. I hope it inspires you to take action on your vision, or continue to find ways to express yourself creatively.
• Not everything you write has to be profound. I was caught up in this idea that every blog post had to be a literary masterpiece, and it was stopping me from publishing anything. Your writing doesn’t have to sound amazing to be true. Sometimes you can just tell it like it is and let the concept speak for itself.
• Progress over perfection, always. I had an entire folder of half-finished documents that I’d deemed ‘not ready’ to be published, and my sneaking suspicion was that they would stay there forever if I didn’t do something about it. There will always be another opportunity to add to or edit what you write, the most important thing is that your work is getting out there now.
• I am allowed to fuck up. ALL of the best writers throughout history produced shit work at some stage in their lives, who am I to think I’m any different?
• There is room for my voice. There is so much noise online, and I didn’t want to contribute to the chaos with anything less than my best work. While it’s a great sentiment, the only way I’m going to reach my best is by doing the work.
• It doesn’t matter if fifty other people have said the same thing, you haven’t. And the way you word something, the examples you use or the insight you have might be exactly what someone needs to hear to spark that revelation.
• Write, and the ideas will come. When it comes to creativity, there is always more where that came from. When you commit to writing every single day, you turn on your creative tap. All the ideas that were once stagnant inside your energy field begin to move through you and create this endless stream of creative inspiration. It was really overwhelming at first; I was constantly whipping out the notes app on my phone to jot down sentences and post titles, but it reminded me that there is no shortage of subjects, and the more you create, the more ideas you have.
• Keep showing up. My core desired feeling for this year is ‘magnetic’. Rather than chasing down opportunities and abundance, I am doing the work and trusting that the opportunities that are meant for me will find me. Rather than being the lighthouse running all over the island, I’m turning up the wattage by pouring my heart and soul onto the page. That way, people who are meant to find me can see where I’m at (and much to my delight, they have!)
• Writing isn’t about creating something new, but translating the eternal. When I’m writing, I’m not ‘making up’ ideas, I’m articulating what God/the Universe/my Higher Self wants to communicate through me. I’m not saying that everything I write comes straight from God himself, but my best writing happens when I clear my channel, get out of my own way and let the Muse work her magic through me and onto the page.
I’m going to be back, sooner rather than later. I want to ride the wave of this momentum and see where it takes me. Thank you so much again for being here. Which post was your favourite? What did it bring up for you? Has it inspired you to set your own challenge? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
All my love,