So, it's my 200th post on 200wad here. A significant milestone? Not so sure anymore. Back when I was at 100, I was excited to reach 200. But now, at this point, it feels like a small check point in a lifetime of writing. Yes, a lifetime. If this 200-day journey had taught me anything, it was that I enjoy writing and benefit tremendously from daily writing. I have a feeling I'll continue to write daily, if not frequently, for life.
Still, there's something catchy and punchy about "200 on 200 in 200". So, the writer in me want to catch this one-time-only chance and log my learnings.
What did I learn so far?
Writing is cathartic, an emptying to be filled again
Writing is thinking out loud, a mirror, a sense-making, awareness-giving process
Writing it down is reality-shaping, the first small step in making big dreams real
Writing is artistic experimentation not just in words, but in thought, action and life
Writing is an individual's journey but here we can journey alongside others
Writing daily is a painfully human journey - all our strengths and flaws, and everything in between
Our words are not our words, they come through us (from others), not from us