It’s been awhile, I know. After the craziness of posting every day in October, it’s been a little quieter on here. Not intentionally, though the quiet was what I needed the past few weeks.
That’s not to say I haven’t been writing. I have written. A lot! 22,000-words-in-9-days a lot. You see, I’m working on my second novel. No, I still haven’t published my first, but I’m getting closer.
This month has been full of counting 1,000 gifts in 30 days. And friends, that’s hard. And I thought it would get easier in time, but it isn’t. I’m only repeating a blessing if it’s particularly needed that day, which means I’m keeping my eyes open for 33 new gifts each day.
But it’s opening my eyes to being grateful. Whether it’s for amazing coworkers, a delightful warm fall day, a breathtaking sunset, or a piece of chocolate. This year, I’m thankful. And at the end of the month, I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving at home, with family, for the first time in 5 years. There’s a whole lot of be thankful for right there.
I ended October with many blog ideas and a schedule set up, excited to write. And then I started writing a novel. My internet was out. I had left my computer cord at my parents’ house. And so, it’s been quiet.
And you know what? I don’t regret it.
It’s too easy to get caught up in the blog world, worrying about SEO, traffic, page views, and specially designed images. And I started November intending to work on all “that stuff”.
[Tweet “And then God said “Rest”. Count those gifts. Find beauty everywhere.”]
Embrace the quiet.
Linking up today with Holly over at Testimony Tuesday. Check out the fun here!