Here is a completely unsurprising revelation: it's really difficult to write a post every day (or every other day, as it were.) Hannah and I have been struggling recently to not fall behind in our posts, and while part of the problem is lack of time (we're both in grad school and working) part of the problem is running dry creatively. There are times--like tonight--when I sit down and nothing comes to mind. I draw a complete blank about what to write. Part of me chides myself because there is so much happening in the world and inside of myself, it seems like I should never be without something interesting to write.
The bad news is that Hannah and I have 323 posts left. The good news is that not every blog post needs to be earth-shattering and ground breaking. And what I'm realizing is that really, they're not all going to be.
This is a different style of writing--instead of waiting until I have something really important to say and then writing a post, this kind of blogging is more about sharing my day-to-day thoughts and reflections with people. I'm hoping that this 365 day exercise will teach me about seasons--hoping that I will eventually enter a season in which I have a lot of really interesting things to say, or wisdom to share, or helpful quotes to post. And until then, I am learning about perseverance, and structure, and living up to my word!
~ Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl, ND Wilson
~ He Held Radical Light, Christian Wiman
~ An American Childhood, Annie Dillard
~ On the Incarnation, Athanasius of Alexandria