Today marks another big milestone on this blog: my 200th post. Achieving this mark has been an internal goal of mine since this blog began.
I am grateful for all I have learned and felt in this year since my 100th post. My wish is that in some way I was able to help, inspire, and uplift. To add light and positivity to the world.
I won’t lie, when I first began there was something in my mind that believed two-hundred articles was some kind of magical gateway to credibility. A number that, however arbitrary, signified legitimacy and social proof—at least to me. Two hundred posts meant I was not an amateur or a poser or a flake. It meant I could go the distance, that I could see a project through. I was legit.
But in truth there were times it felt like I was writing simply to keep the streak going; to “not break the chain” as Jerry Seinfeld puts it. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. For a writer, darkening the page—even when it is only with half-hearted words—is good medicine. It’s being a pro and doing the work.
And like all artists, we mature and evolve over time. Despite appearances, we are literally not the person we were a year ago, or five, or ten. And in that evolution, something deep inside beckons us to grow again, to crack open the cocoon and fly.
So what does that mean for me and this blog?
My gut and heart and soul are telling me it is time to grow and expand. To go deeper. Perhaps even into other mediums like video or podcasting. Honestly, I’m not quite sure where things will lead. The exact path is not yet clear, but I trust it will reveal itself with each new step so long as I remain true to my inner compass. Faith and action have gotten me this far. I have no reason to doubt it will not continue to serve me and, thereby, you.
Time to lace up the boots, light a torch, and head into the dark forest of the unknown. Are you coming with me?