Friday, November 30, 2012
What has been the hardest part about blogging daily?
This month has been weird.
It started off with me quoting Lily Briscoe, Dumbledore, and Bon Jovi. It snowed a week after a hurricane, and I discovered that my dog is probably an alien. I tried to get #Bacon2012 to trend on Election Night, and I happily discovered just how much the POTUS Election results meant to me. I also talked about bacon, ghosts, and just how important it was that I found my voice again by going to poetry open mics. I cut my hair, took silly webcam pics, and thought about my future. I ended my first NaBloPoMo experience by being grateful for stickers, and really having peace in knowing that I’m on the right track for what I want to do with my life.
NaBloPoMo was a crazy month.
Most nights I’d get home from school, make the mistake of sitting on my couch, bitch about not wanting to get up from my couch, maybe go to work, get home again, shower, be too tired to cook dinner or pack a lunch, and moan and groan to myself about having to post for NaBloPoMo. In fact, most nights I ended up looking like this:
This was taken at work. I literally laid down on the office floor and contemplated going to sleep until my boss arrived for our meeting.
Writing every day has been difficult mainly because I have so many other things to do or worry about. There are lesson plans to write, worksheets to create, papers to grade, lunches to make, eggs to hardboil, and, if I’m feeling REALLY adventurous, my legs to shave. Sometimes I even have hair (on my head) to straighten. I’m literally exhausted all the time, and I have no freaking clue why I would to choose to partake in an entire month of feeling guilted into writing daily during my student teaching internship.
But you know what? At the end of the month, I feel both energized and exhausted.
Live and in person (or screen), it’s MEEEE! Notice the bags under my eyes.
I’m really glad that I took part in NaBloPoMo this month. Despite my complete and utter exhaustion most of the month, partaking in the challenge reconnected me with my blog, my blogging friends, and, most importantly, myself. It reminded me how much I love writing, and how important it is for me to do something I love. November has helped me realize how much I love both teaching in an urban school AND writing, and I hope to be able to continue to do both for the rest of my life.
Happy NaBloPoMo, folks. It’s been a lot of fun. <3