“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

– Plato

It has been months since I last wrote a post on here. Although it makes me feel decently ashamed of myself for not keeping up with something I truly love doing, I need to accept that this whole blogging/writing/journaling thing will take a bit of time to get the knack of. It is a learning curve, after all.

Excuses for why I haven’t been writing are unnecessary. Life happens, priorities get off track. All that matters is that I’ve come back to it and have not given up blogging for good.

Right as I started typing this, I was immediately reminded of why I started blogging in the first place. It’s an outlet for me — a place to organize my thoughts and put them down on “paper.”

So, although this post may seem a bit scattered, I’m deeming it a fresh start.

Even with 2020 crashing through our calendars already, I haven’t kept up with the “new year, new me” mindset— I never make resolutions anyway. Instead, I’m simply viewing this “restart” as just another chapter of my blog.

Though, with this restart, I do want to hold myself accountable by giving myself an objective. (New Year’s resolution? No. Coincidentally-timed personal growth goal? Absolutely.)

My goal is to persist. I have the ability to create stories at my fingertips, so why not use it? Whether I publish my pieces or not, I never want myself to stop writing. Thus, I intend to persist with this blog and with my work as whole.

Will this piece be something that I eventually hide from my page or delete altogether? If I’m being honest… Probably. But, for now, it’s evidence of a little sliver of persistence. I haven’t forgotten about you, HappilyRose, nor will I anytime soon.