The 117th Day

4 Sep

“Do you write?” someone asked me today.

A few months ago, I would’ve mumbled a sorry excuse in answer to their question – something along the lines of “I love writing, but….”.

Today, I am able to say “Yes, I write. I write every day.”

This realisation hit me with shock, surprise and a feeling of immense well-being, like jumping into freezing water after a hot sauna.

I write! I said to myself.

I write every day! I exclaimed in my head, barely believing my own words.

I love writing and I write every day! I repeated over and over again.

I am no longer the girl who “does not have time to write”, or the girl who “has run out of inspiration”. I am no longer envying those with a regular writing practice or wondering when I’ll finally start creating something.

Now, I make time and I invite inspiration; I keep up a regular practice and I am creating every day.

Every day, I put pen to paper. Every day, I invent, or describe, or tell. Every day, I do what I love.


NB: This is my 117th day of the 120-day “Do What You Love Challenge”.

3 Responses to “The 117th Day”

  1. joannawriting 04/09/2012 at 21:04 #

    Your post reminded me of the day I began to tell people that I write. In fact, it still feels funny to call myself a writer. Great post.

    • l0ve0utl0ud 04/09/2012 at 21:06 #

      I had always told people that “I love to write”, but now I can say that I actually write! It’s a great feeling, although, as you say, it feels a bit surreal.


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