So here it is
Day 31 of 31
I made it.
We made it
This ship has docked
There was some rough seas along the way.
The captain wanted to jump ship half way through the voyage, but a small voice inside her head and her fairy godmother urged her to carry on.
A route was eventually revealed.
It may sound ridiculous but I feel like this challenge has changed me a little.
I feel stronger, I feel my self believe has grown.
I have evolved from free floating jellyfish riding in the Indian Ocean currents to a humpback whale on a migratory route.
I feel I have reawakened an enjoyment for writing. Writing was something I had forgotten that I do. As a child I wrote stories about magic talking plates and as a moody teenager recorded my worries and angst in diaries with bad handwriting and embarrassing words.
I have always felt I should be creative in some way, I have tried painting, it is so relaxing but I am not very good. I have tried embroidery, cooking, pottery all sorts of craft but I have stuck to nothing.
Since I have taken to this keyboard daily, my mind is constantly ticking over, words, ideas, stories. That cannot be a bad thing, right?
Creativity is incredibly healing to ones soul.
When I started this 31 day series, I was trying to find my blogging voice. I feel like I am more on the way for my small voice to be heard.
On my first post I wrote “Maybe I will learn how to write, maybe I will learn how to connect with my readers. I am hoping I will revisit my childhood and my fascination of all things water and fish”
Well, I think my writing has a long way to go but I feel something has been awakened.
As for connecting with my readers, I think I have a much better understanding of what a blog is about and what other people would like to get from a blog post.
I have definitely reconnected with my love of the ocean, fish and nature in general. I have written about ocean stories that I had forgotten. I do not want to forget them again. As a nerdy and strange child, actually when I say “nerdy” I mean quiet and thoughtful. The word “nerdy” may give you the impression of great intelligence. I was and still am, only just average.
However it has always been an interest that has driven me. As that quiet child aged maybe eleven or tweleve I decided to take it upon myself to do a project on fish. I was not asked to carry out this ground breaking research. I just wanted to learn about my goldfish swimming around and around in his bowl. I looked up “The Book of Knowledge” for the biology of fish, I drew scientific diagrams and wrote notes. It was this small project at aged eleven that lead me to study Marine Science.
Maybe this 31 day Ocean Series is also leading me somewhere else fishy, yet to be revealed.
Either way I am enjoying the voyage.
I hope you have enjoyed the voyage?
The Nesting Place for the 31 Day Blogging Challenge