Happy New Year!

A sigh of relief, I made it through another March challenge. Each year I wonder, will I be able to find something to write about e-v-e-r-y day? How can I find a topic that is new? Is this interesting? Will anyone come to read? How long can I keep doing this?

I looked back over my posts from this month and I discovered a few things. I return to familiar writing territories,¬†such as: food (breakfast, Rueben, Ham Salad, pizza), shopping experiences (books, Sam’s), very trivial things (emails, 1st world problems, my space at conference, scarves). Mostly my format is narrative, but occasionally I create a poem with book titles, inspired by nature, or attempting a rhyme. Most posts contain a picture or two. My camera or phone is a form of a notebook, preserving a moment to put into words.

I’ve been inspired by so many of you and your stories. I never know if I will need a tissue to wipe a tear or pick myself off the floor from laughing. “Writing is data with a soul,” says Brene Brown. How true this is! We have created a lot of data this month.

Thank you for every comment. Your words mean the world to me. Comments are the sweet frosting on top of the cake.

I feel like a year of blogging ends at the end of March. April brings a new year of writing. Every year there are new writers to follow. It’s a new beginning. If I can do thirty-one days, I can do four a month. You can too! So Happy New Year to blogging the slices of our lives. Elsie will continue to write and read. Will you?

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Love your reflection…it’s interesting looking back at the kinds of writing and topics we write about during the month of March. Love this line: “Comments are the sweet frosting on top of the cake.” I agree!

  2. The icing on the cake! Great analogy! The comments really are and you are a pro at them! Looking back at all the topics is a trip in itself. I love how you say it’s like new year! So true!!!

  3. Judy C. says:

    A new beginning and you have kicked it off with a flurry of words. You have inspired many with your slices and pictures and all the comments you leave. Thanks for being so dedicated. I look forward to spending Tuesdays with you.

  4. Happy New Year to you as well. I have been doing this for less than a year, but I know I will continue. I like your “sweet frosting on the cake” metaphor. How true. I look forward to reading comments as well as posting comments to others.

  5. b says:

    It is like Happy New Year — that’s so right, Elsie! Now that I’m back in the habit of writing regularly it is my goal to stick with it this year. So, that’s my new year’s resolution ;). To come hang out every Tuesday. See you here!
    b

  6. It’s a lovely ‘wrap’, Elsie. It will be interesting to see who stays. I love the quote about data with soul-lovely to contemplate. Have a great rest of the week! I’m off to Poetry Month!

  7. I was suprised at the variety of my topics. I was perhaps desperate on days (I write about toilets), but then I read other posts and realized that I will never run out of ideas. You, too, are inspiring me and others with your ideas, so I’m happy to know that you will continue. I plan to also, and I’m thinking (and hoping) that today will actually be the most difficult Tuesday. Happy New Year!

  8. The tone of this post is so uplifting. I love this, “Writing is data but with soul.” April is a New Year. Somehow I too feel renewed as a writer. Happy New Year!

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