I believe in the importance of celebrating milestones, both big and small. And so I’m documenting this little six-month milestone. I set out on this blogging journey with only one explicit intention. That in this space I would show up in a daily-ish way and write. Six months in, I’ve been able to accomplish just that. Alongside other practices like photography and journaling, other writing commitments. And most importantly, in spite of migraine.
As I write this post, I’m on my third day of a level 2 migraine that’s refusing to respond to meds. I won’t hit publish until I re-read this later, since I don’t always make sense during a migraine attack. And yet, I have shown up, and am keeping this part of my routine.
But I digress…
On the other hand, I also believe milestones aren’t the only important thing. Another way of seeing them is like this:
Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
And so, some of my favourite moments on this blogging journey have been these…
- talking about migraine diaries
- sharing some handmade things
- finishing a reading journal
- documenting a found feather
- learning how, and creating a montage style video
The Next Six Months of Blogging
It’s still the same intention. To show up here and write, because there’s still lots to say … I’ve promised you a couple of completed notebook flip-throughs and some migraine diary resources. I have some travel plans and I’m excited to take my camera and journals along. And I’ve taken on a new writing opportunity within the migraine space that I’ll be able to share with you soon. (Yes, I set up a new notebook for that!)
From measuring my life in terms of milestones, I now tried to measure it in moments—those small pockets of time that float with great radiance even though they are embedded in the minutiae of life.Ranjani Rao, Rewriting My Happily Ever After
Here’s to measuring, documenting and celebrating the moments. And also the milestones.
Stationery in the Photo
P.S. I’ve written other blogs before this one, so really this is just the current version of my love for this medium. From about 2012-2018 I blogged at Personally Andrea, mostly about handmade things, food and decor. That website is a bit dated and broken, but many of the posts still get great readership, and so I’m leaving it up for now. And in 2019 I wrote a blog series documenting the writing of my father-in-law’s memoirs at Charlie’s Story. A truly inspiring project.