Believe it or not, this blog is now a year old!!!
It is my blogaversary and it is truly incredible.
I named this blog Writing In Whispers because prior to this blog, I had been keeping mum about my work - I didn't show anyone my fiction, was ashamed of my poetry book collection, had never completed a novel, was afraid of saying I was a writer out loud, was always second-guessing my talents and so on. But as I said at the beginning of this blog, I was done with this life. I was also a failure at blogging - I lacked the consistency. Yet here I am, one full year later, still happy and still proud of my blog.
Nor am I the person I was a year ago, in my professional life or in my private life. Since April 2014, I have performed poetry on radio and on tv for the first time, I have finished two novels, I have started a spoken word poetry site, I have hosted writing workshops, I have judged an essay competition etc. This blog has exposed me to incredible people and writers who have encouraged me and/or inspired me and I hope that I will continue to learn and grow. I feel truly blessed.
Personally, I believe I am a stronger and bolder individual. I am not as timid or cautious as I used to be; and I am learning the value of knowing how to say NO. I hope I show appreciation to the people who are around me, who support me and show me love.
Back to writing, this anniversary reminds me that despite my achievements I am still a long long way from where I want to be. It is a reminder to Keep Writing.