In an attempt to get back to writing everyday, I am planning to blog on a daily basis through the month of November. I figure if it takes twenty-one times to create a habit then thirty days of blogging should get me back to writing daily.
There is a slight ulterior motive here.
Last week I presented my senior proposal to the Capstone committee. If approved, I will need to get my rear in gear in order to complete my project on time. For those of you not familiar with Capstone, let’s just say it is similar to writing and then defending a Master’s thesis, only on a Bachelor level. The difference is that along with our projects, either creative or research, we have to create and present a visual element. All of this culminates into a final presentation in the spring. It’s not as horrible as it sounds, now that the worst of it is finished. So, in theory, blogging daily is just my way of gearing up to write my story, and also a way of letting the world know that there is much to be thankful for.
So, for today, what am I thankful for?
Many things actually.
My family. My parents who have encouraged me, throughout everything, to follow my heart. My sons for making me laugh on what seems to be the darkest of days. My long-distance family with whom I communicate mainly via Facebook, thanks for the insights into your lives. My framily, those friends who are close enough to be family, thank you for always being there, and for being honest in everything – even when I’d rather you give me the sweetened up version.