“Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay! My, oh my, what a wonderful day!”
These words from the song which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song from Disney’s 1946 release, Song of the South, seem appropriate for the Z post of the A to Z in April 2013 Blogging Challenge.
With this post, I have not only finished this challenge on time, but I have come to a wonderful realization!
On January 1st this year in The Beginning of a New Year as a Writer and Storyteller, I claimed:
” Last year, I neglected to write often or chose not to do so as a way to (perhaps) keep from facing those challenges on certain levels. Avoidance. Denial. Fear. 2013 is the beginning of a new year. To build relationships. Make connections. Tell stories. Other people’s. My own. After all, that is what I do best. I am…a storyteller. Facing into my own stories, sharing it for the world to see. Writing them down. Regularly. That is what will make this storyteller…a writer.”
In the past four months, I have posted 51 times. Compare that to 2012 and 19 posts in 366 days. The details speak for themselves.
Granted, some of the posts were revisiting articles I’d written years earlier that I thought were important to share again and, in one case, sharing a blogpost from another writer.
But the truth of the matter is this: In 120 days, I have posted 51 times. That averages nearly one every other day. And I have faced into more of my own stories, sharing them for the world to see. Regularly.
I do believe this storyteller is becoming…a writer.