What did I learn while blogging every single day during one of the hardest months I’ve experienced in a long time?
I learned some of the same things that I learned in my non-blog, offline life.
I learned that I can do hard things. I learned that I can keep going even when I feel as though I can’t or shouldn’t or don’t even want to do so. I learned that I possess certain skills that I can access when I need to in order to protect myself, to move forward, and to persevere.
I learned that sharing with others, in small, private ways and in big, public ways, connects us, helps us, saves us. I learned that trusting others, even when everything in my being says not to trust anyone, can result in good things. I learned when you open yourself up to others, you get openness in return.
I learned that sometimes we have to do things when we don’t want to… and that sometimes we are rewarded, other times we are met with silence and a lack of recognition, and still yet, sometimes negative things happen even when we’re doing what we believed to be right. And still, it’s right to do certain things at certain times, even when it doesn’t feel right in the moment.
I learned that sometimes you lose to gain.
I learned that sometimes life and love and everything in between can surprise you.
Thank you, NaBloPoMo.