The title’s 101 not because I have that many dalmatians at home, but because as of this moment that’s the number of posts on this blog. Which isn’t showing off — I started the blog in May 2012 so really it’s quite the opposite as I know a fair share of you who cover 100 posts in a week or two. I’ve been on and off in the past, unable to get myself to stick to posting. Back then it had a different purpose, different content, and a different theme. But I believe now I have a more clear direction and a better management of my time for it, so it should hopefully keep growing instead of stalling. In just 2 months this year I’ve achieved just as much as I did during 2014 and 2013, and I’m one third of the way to beating my stats for 2012. Which is not to say the path it was headed toward previously is wrong, it was simply aimed at a different target. Or, to use another Hemingway quote…
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
Just because the start might not have been that brilliant, it doesn’t mean I get to just ignore it. It still included writing and thoughts that came from me, it included pieces of myself. But it’s important to remember and honor the past, just as much as we aspire and plan for the future. Without the past we wouldn’t be where we are and there would be no future to look forward to — we’d still be at square zero.
So, a note for myself, and for everyone else I guess, keep bleeding, keep writing, keep sharing your hurt with the world. If we can all relate and help each other get through the pain, we’ll come out stronger in the end. Here’s to another 100 posts — cheers!