It was an interesting 80 days, a time of reflection. ROW80 is the writing challenge that knows you have a life, and life certainly happened.
The positives were many. I managed to inculcate a habit of meditating every day, usually first thing or last thing of the day. Nighttime meditation led to more restful sleep, and even to remembering some dreams, something I have missed for several months.
My capacity for gratitude expanded, and engendered a new way of looking at many things I had taken for granted for many years. I found many silver linings in dark clouds.
I connected more with family and friends than I have for many months, and gained a broader sense of community and accountability due to those connections.
My small bouts of physical therapy goaded me into more movement, however slight, leading to greater mobility and a well-earned tiredness.
I don’t want to call the rest negatives, so I will term them unmet goals, some with unforeseen silver linings.
While unable to revive the 250 words a day habit, I’ve begun feeling small fronds of creativity feathering through the snow, reaching for the light.
I am woefully behind on replying to comments on my posts, and to returning visits from those who have visited my blog. I read the comments and treasure all of you who take the time to come visit. I have become very aware of the importance of community support and plan to work toward being a better member of the community.
I have been cleaning up files, ruminating on blogs and posts and voice. I don’t feel I have found my voice quite yet, and I’d like to make that a goal for the next Round.
Some characters have started to talk to me again, and I want to find out more about them.
So I have some hope and gratitude and perhaps even some joy. All of you ROWers, have a great break and I will see you on the flip side. Those of you who are not ROWers, thank you for your comments and support.
The final weigh-in for Round One is a blog hop