Thirty days later, I made it through NaBloPoMo 2008. I’m glad to have done it, even though there were some days that it would have been easier not to have posted at all. But I made the commitment to do it, and I did it.
Let’s recap what happened this month:
- Became conquered by the crust, again.
- Read an interesting book about why we buy the things we buy.
- Started taking Accutane for the second time.
- Studied for and passed my Ohio Life and Health Insurance exam.
- Went to the dentist and had my wisdom teeth removed.
- Got a Zune.
All in all, I had a pretty eventful month to blog in. Looking back, though I’m amazed both at how busy it was and how much I got accomplished. I’m really pleased with all of the things that I got done. November was a good month, in spite of some of the major hurdles.
I think I’ve said this in the last two years that I’ve participated, but this year, it really isn’t about the potential prize at the end. I realized while working on this project that I’ve come back to my high school moniker of “Class Writer”, that The Boy’s medium is the proverbial paintbrush, and mine really is the pen. It’s just easier to express myself through my writing than it ever was through art – perhaps that’s why I had such a hard time in college forcing a square peg into a round hole.
At any rate, I’ve really enjoyed telling stories on the days that I did tell them, and I realize that I am full of stories that I’d like to tell. As it is, I have several stories that I’d like to tell that didn’t make it to these pages. But the important part of participating in NaBloPoMo this year is that I made the commitment to write and I did it. And my hope for being able to write a piece to eventually get published is that much more attainable.