Who Knew?

So, one week ago I started a 28 Day Blogging Challenge- hence the reason I've posted something to my blog everyday- I decided to do this because I needed to keep myself motivated with my writing. I hadn't written anything in awhile because I've been so focused and engrossed in promoting my book.

I hadn't blogged in almost 6 months and knew that it was time to start back up. Even if it wasn't on my original blog Chronic Brevity, but this new one. I just got the itch and knew I needed to pick it back up. So, I took this challenge..and I'm loving it.


For today's post, I was asked to use one word to describe the blogging challenge experience so far, and the word I came up with is:


In just 6 days, this blogging challenge has revealed to me:

1. I still got it! I can still write interesting, compelling and meaningful blog entries that reach a wide audience and help others.

2. It's much easier to blog when someone tells you what to write about.

3. Blogging doesn't always have to be "serious"- I need to have more fun with it and entertain my readers as well as inspire them.

4. There are other Latinas and female writers who share my story and are striving to help others the same way I am.

5. I may not have a lot to say always, but I always have SOMETHING to say.

6. Other women are going through or have gone through so much in their lives that I can learn from, and I now truly have a better understanding of the quote:

Be kind to one another. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

7. That I have been blogging since 2010 and it's time to take those entries and finish that second memoir I keep putting off for fear of opening old wounds that quite simply will only be healed once the damn thing is done. (I am now more motivated to finish it thanks to this challenge)

8. I reveal a lot of myself on a daily basis. I am an open book and I use this openness to broach subjects others are too afraid to even whisper about.

9. I am enough. WE are all enough. When I wrote that sentence I didn't realize the impact it would have on me and on others. It took a few days to sink in, but it's a part of me now and I truly believe it.