Happy Anniversary!

Today is a very special day for two reasons: it's my father's birthday and it's the first anniversary of our blog! I've already done my prompt for the day, and I want to reflect on the past year of writing. This started as a project geared towards my father. Specifically, to encourage him back into …

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Day 163

Prompt: this week, pick part of the quote below and write an entry inspired by it. “Wherever there is a poetical action, a religious aspiration, a heroic thought, or a union of the nature within man and the Nature without, there is Zen.”  -R. H. Blyth My choice: a poetical action   Before I switched jobs, …

Day 100

WOO HOO! 100 days in and I've only missed 8(?). I'm calling that a victory. Today will be a reflection on the project (and my life) since January.   When I started the writing challenge in January, it was 99% about holding my dad accountable for writing at least a few words each day. I …

Day 80

I'm backlogged! Here is Day 80's reflection.   I've been struggling lately with expressing negative emotions, and I would like to examine that in today's reflection. We're biologically wired to not seek confrontation, a defense mechanism from the early days where getting kicked out of the group meant certain death. Overcoming the apprehension of sharing …

Day 73

Yesterday I did a reflection piece, which I always debate sharing since they're more for helping me organize my thoughts than a writing exercise. For the sake of getting better at sharing, here's what I wrote:   I've made a lot of personal progress since the start of the year, both in terms of being …

Day 59

Yesterday, I wrote more of a reflection piece on where my current creativity is going, but to keep myself honest, I decided to post it anyway.   Lately, I've been writing a lot outside of the blog, which is ironically making the blog writing harder. I've been so steeped in writing a campaign for D&D …