Wow. So, I went all of 2017 without an update. Goodness.
To say things were busy is kinda cliche. You make time for what you love. After two years of trying to strictly follow a list, I needed a break. I needed some randomness that wasn’t preplanned. I needed to let things happen. I needed to be surprised.
And I did surprise myself.
Instead of blogging here and on my reader/book blog I wrote ALOT of fiction. Over 100K worth.
I also branched out and shared some of my work online. For someone with social anxiety this was nerve racking at first. My heart would race as I checked Wattpad to see if anyone looked at my work. And as an introvert I could only check it on certain days when I had enough social energy to process my anxieties. But despite that, doing so has been motivational for me. I’ve received several helpful comments. The constructive criticism has been very fair in my opinion. I feel like I’ve conquered a task that I was forever concerned with: Will I ever be able to share my work outside my own family?
So, I didn’t abandon bucketlisting as much as I rediscovered an old passion. Taking on new challenges. That itself was on a mental bucketlist I have. Therefore, I would call it full circle.
As I write to you now, I am recovering from surgery. I’m debating if I should do a 18 in 2018 list? We’ll see.
I hope I can get back into the habit of updating here. However, if I don’t, know that I’m working, striving, and dreaming of new things. I hope you are too and having the best adventures in life.