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Tuesday: Today’s Trials, Tomorrow’s Triumphs

14 Jan

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.”
― Thomas Paine
All of you reading this entry right now have traveled this journey with me, whether for the first time or from day one, you are why I write.

January 1, 2013, my incredibly happy, care-free life inspired me to create a blog, with a personal challenge of attempting to write every single day for an entire year. It was fun in the beginning, sharing photos and fun events happening all around me. The words came easily, and every day was an adventure. Half way through the year, my world came crashing down.

It wasn’t easy to complete my goal. Lies, cheating, and ultimate betrayal spun me around and knocked me down, but I kept on writing. My friends and family got me through the bleakest hours, and I kept on writing. Every painful day, I tried to focus on something positive to post. I shared photos of glorious sunsets or inspiring Sunday sermons while tears streamed down my face. I kept on writing.

By the end of 2013, I met my challenge and didn’t miss a post, even when in the hospital. I had around 10,000 views that first year. I was ecstatic, and honestly, very surprised. All the interesting comments and friends I made along the way inspired me to continue writing every day. My blog has journaled another year of my life, and you have traveled along with me through 2014.

I no longer write with salty tears on my face, but rather with a smile of TRIUMPH, strength, and commitment. I have endless stories to share, and YOU are the reason… I’ll keep on writing. THANK YOU!

I wanted to share my stats after the second year on wordpress. When I saw over 30,000 total views and over 1,000 comments, I knew exactly what I was meant to do. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

I’ll be writing my “great American novel.” I take that back, more like I’ll be writing a lot of books and stories. Stay tuned!