1 year anniversary of my blog!

I was just casually browsing WordPress, when I got this notification:

1 year anniversary achievement WordPress

1 year of blogging. Wow, just wow. Blogging was the best thing I did this year and I will continue to do it. There must be commitment and surrender to writing. You must know, in your heart and mind, that this is what you want. Or just do it as a challenge, see how long you can last. Don’t feel pressured to be anything, just write.

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It’s incredibly healing and beneficial. Hiding who you are and having an online journal has been going very well. I like the feedback, the support. This is a wonderful community. I read amazing things. I learn from other bloggers. It’s important to express my opinion on some issues, to educate people on others.

I can ask my followers to pick colors and I’ll do an art piece for them. I spend a lot of time thinking about posts and also spend a lot of time writing the posts. I’ve done over 350 posts in 1 year. Some days are just frenetic: I ONLY feel like writing. Idea after idea. On other days, nothing comes to mind, don’t feel like blogging or even writing. I think I spent one month without writing.

Hot air balloons in the sky

Then, the need to write came back and I started writing again. These days, I’ve been feeling very inspired in many ways. Drawing and writing, mainly. Feedback about my art has been good and I appreciate it very much.

This year was good, it had its ups and downs but it’s ending in a good way. I hope I am here next year. I’ll write to you again and express my gratitude for being a blogger and all the lovely people I’ve met here.

If you’re just starting and you’re frustrated about blogging, you can take a look at my blog. I wrote blogging tips and about many other subjects. Maybe I can inspire you in some way.

I would like to thank everyone that interacts with my blog or just reads, it doesn’t matter. I’m glad that you use your precious time to read my posts. I hope I make your day and cheer you up. I just want everyone to be okay. No one needs to suffer in silence. Let’s be united and support each other. Be interconnected.

Cartoon man and question mark

I would love to hear your feedback. Tell me if you like my blog and why. You can also say you don’t like it and also state why. What would you like me to write about? Do you like poetry? Would you like to see more of my art? Tell me everything 🙂

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600 followers! Promote your blog here

Thank you

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Balloons celebration

Like the Fiat. 602 to be exact. I’m very pleased with all the followers. It has been one hell of a journey but totally worth it. I feel like this is what I should be doing. The commnunity also something that I enjoy a lot. All the comments and likes, the occasional reblog. Reading whatever comes to mind or it appears in the feed.

Writing can be pleasurable or a task. We must play with it. Enjoy it as much as we can. Looking for creativity. Finding helpful resources and apps. I’m working on my dream. Fighting to improve.

Poetry in English is a challenge for me. But I do it because I enjoy it. Challenges are good for us. This type of challenge keeps the mind active. It’s a good way to improve your writing and expressing yourself this way is a good way to think about things and come to conclusions.

I would love to know if you’d like me to write about something or review something. Leave a comment.

Thank you so much for reading what I post.

Promote your blog

And now, I would like to invite you to comment your blog url and talk a little bit about it. Read other people’s entries and follow them. They may follow back. Other people have done this and you can get followers this way. Search for “promote your blog” on WordPress and you will see other posts. Try your luck there, too. I will follow everyone who comments.

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5 months sober!

It’s been 5 months since I quit smoking weed. I thought that it would be very hard and it turned out to be easy. Triggers happen but not often. Most of the time I’m calm, relaxed and focused on other things.

If I get triggered, my first instinct is to think about something else. Also, thinking about how well I feel and how I have everything I need. That is a way of grounding myself and understanding that I don’t need to be high to enjoy life.

It’s good to be able to listen to lectures from online courses and not get distracted or bored. Learning new things is a natural high. I can understand what I want and don’t want to do. Some subjects are interesting, others not so much. A clinical psychology course has caught my attention. It’s very interesting and something I’ve always wanted to learn.

Sadly, college is out of reach. Thinking about what I can do for work makes me feel depressed. Feeling hopeless and discouraged. Thinking that I will never have a decent job and will be very poor. That bothers me. Money is not the most important thing for me but it has an important role in people’s lives. It’s a source of security and stability. Those thoughts lead me nowhere. I keep thinking in circles and feel terrible.

Today is a good day. I’m going out in a few hours. Going out at night with my boyfriend would be great. We only go out by day, he needs to rest on his day off. It will happen when he is on vacation. I’m so excited. Seeing him every day of the week sounds like a dream. He’s wonderful. It’s impossible for me to shut up about it.

I need to go now. That you have a good day or night is my wish.

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500 followers!

500 followers. Wow. I’m so happy for this. This blog has transformed my life. I’m not the same person I was when I started. Evolving with my followers has been an incredible journey. We are all growing together, cheering for each other. I never thought I would find such a welcoming and positive community. WordPress is truly an amazing platform. It’s a place for people to find their voice, to manifest their inner writer. I have the privilege to read the work of amazing people. Their every day lives, their poetry, their interesting articles, their prose.

I want to evolve as a writer and improve this blog. Feeling like a terrible writer is my reality. I always feel like I’m not a good writer. Maybe because I’m a perfectionist and I’m exposed to all this content that I find to be much better than mine. Nevertheless, I write and will keep writing.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for the support. You are amazing people and I love you all.

8000 views in 8 months!

Before I go to sleep, I just wanted to share with you that I reached 8000 views. That is an average of 1000 views a month and I’m very pleased. Thank you so much for all the views, likes, comments and reblogs. My journey would not be the same without you. We are growing and evolving together. That is a beautiful thing. I really love and enjoy being a part of this community. It has helped me cope with challenging situations and obstacles. It has helped me overcome my addiction and think more clearly. For all of this and more, I am truly grateful that I joined WordPress. I feel that my writing is improving and that my well-being is increasing. Expressing ourselves in a way that suits us is powerful and transformational.

Again, thank you and I hope you keep reading my posts, on my little corner on the internet.

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4 months sober!

On a lighter note, I have something to be grateful of today. It has been 4 months since I last smoked cannabis. I feel so happy about it. It was such a struggle to quit but it has been so easy to maintain. When the thought comes, I let it go. I never think about it more than a few seconds. Some minutes can lead to relapse. I keep myself occupied and I think about the positive side of not smoking. It has made my life easier, I don’t deal with remorse anymore, I don’t fear policemen or get paranoid. It’s much better life overall and I plan to stay like this for a long time. Being addicted to something is no fun, you feel trapped and helpless. You can see by my earlier posts how much I struggled with it. My agoraphobia is not as bad as it was and I have more energy. I also have more money, which is a plus. It’s also a relief not to contribute to the illegal drug market.

I am going out with my boyfriend now. We are going for a walk and we are going to have dinner at a new Chinese restaurant near my house. I wish you a wonderful day. I love you all.

200 posts!

I just made my 200th post! I’m so happy that I’ve been so prolific in my first 6 months of blogging. I want to keep posting every day, as it is something that makes me very happy. I love to write and I have great followers. People I have never met in person that mean so much to me. I love you all! Thank you for all your support!

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