NaBloPoMo Day 9: A Sincere Thank You

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Tomorrow celebrates the one-year anniversary of the start of this blog. It’s not a really big going concern. I don’t have a lot of regular readers, I haven’t had anything go viral, and I’m not really competing to become the next cewebrity.

But over the past year, I’ve shared my thoughts about my physical and mental illnesses, my ups and downs, my fiction, my interests, and generally speaking my life with you. Some of you have been along for the ride since the beginning, others are more recent. But I want to thank each and every one of you for reading my words.

I’m not the best writer, especially when it comes to journaling. I don’t worry too much about sentence structure, I tend toward run-on sentences, and I can be a little verbose (though I do try to keep a careful eye on my spelling and grammar, cause I’m one of those people). But knowing that you’re there, even if you haven’t left me a comment, helps me immensely in sharing the story of my life. When I write, I write in much the same way as I would talk to you face-to-face. I imagine this being my part of a conversation between the two of us. Knowing you’re there inspires me to be a better writer.

You inspire me to want to be a better person as well. Writing to you holds me accountable on my journey to improve my life. Right now, my life isn’t really much to talk about. I stay at home most of the time, I hardly ever go out, and there’s only so many things that I can do in a two-bedroom apartment worth talking about. What I am doing, however, is trying to get past the issues that put me on disability in the first place, and get my head and my life back to a point that I can be a contributing member of society once more. It’s time I started taking that a lot more seriously than I have been. It’s one thing to be too ill to work for a week, but it’s coming up on four years I’ve been out of work dealing with my demons. And with the help of this blog, I feel like improving is a necessity and, hopefully, an eventuality.

I hope that next year will bring me progress on all of my illnesses and that I’ll have a lot more adventures to share with you. But for coming along on the journey that was my first year of blogging, thank you ever so much.

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