My first blog, http://mominrecovery.wordpress.com/, was a raw, day-by-day emotional journey through the process of becoming a sober alcoholic, walking through an ugly marital separation, recognizing bits and pieces of my broken life, and the process of beginning to pull things together. I started that blog in the fall of 2010 and continued it consistently through the spring of 2011. Then, the passion to continue that writing journey just kind of fell away. I went back a couple of times for an "update" post, but the zeal for that journey was gone.
In 2012 -13 I started a blog specifically about my journey through recovery from alcoholism. The blog address is http://freedominrecovery.wordpress.com/. I don't think I'm done with that one, but it feels too specific to really 'branch out' in another direction in my writing.
So, here I sit. 3:10 AM on Sunday, January 19, 2014. I feel called to begin a new blogging journey. The emphasis of this journey is: Today. For the past 2 years, I have felt called to focus on a particular word. The word that God placed on my heart this year is the word today. Each day is such a precious gift. Today is the very essence of life! The sad thing is, I find myself so often lulling over my yesterdays and planning my tomorrows that I have a tendency to miss today! I sense that this year is going to be a year of todays. I anticipate a daily dose of writing each day, even though as those words fall from my fingers, I already feel failure looming.
Therefore, I make the following commitment to myself: I will take time each day to reflect on today. There is no word limit. There is no specific time that I need to write. At some point between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM each new day, I commit to writing at least 1 sentence in this blog. I commit to 365 posts between now and 1/19/2015. These words will document my journey through the todays of 2014. I hope you'll take this journey with me. Who knows what God is going to reveal over the next year? I am filled with anticipation!