Since I’m writing this Year of Being 50 daily blog journal over a year that will include Leap Day, today’s post marks the halfway mark. Whew! Halfway done.
What have I learned so far?
I’ve learned that I run out of things to talk about. I didn’t want this to be a time-consuming exercise, so I haven’t wanted to write about things that take time to research, photograph, or edit. I want to just knock these out and go on with my day. So, some days I sit here and contemplate for a bit before I come up with a topic. Other days, I know exactly what to write about. I’ve tried hard not to repeat myself, and I think I’ve (mostly) succeeded. That’s big for me.
I’ve also learned that it’s been worthwhile, even though it’s been yet another thing I have to do each day. I’m glad to get my “I’m 50 and here are my words” out on a regular basis, on a website that’s mostly languished. Chronicling my life is important to me, but I don’t need to capture everything that happens at all times. And here, in this public space, I am not comfortable sharing all of my life details and sometimes-controversial opinions on things.
Would I do this again? Yes, perhaps when I’m 55? 60? I’m glad I’ve been doing this and I will keep it up for the second half of the year. But after that, I’ll want to free up my schedule and recapture these 10-20 minutes each day.
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