One Entire Year of Blogging Daily – Here’s Why I Did It

one entire year of blogging daily
one entire year of blogging daily

Daily Blog #365

Well, here we are. I did it. Actually, we did it. One entire year of blogging daily. If it were not for everybody supporting me along my journey, I would probably not be here writing this today. So for that, I want to thank each and every person who is reading this.

You may have heard my story before, or maybe you haven’t. Either way, I want to share with you a brief summary.

On May 1st, 2018, I was in a bad place mentally. I wouldn’t say that I was at an all-time low, but I was pretty close. I felt as if my life lacked meaning, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, and I had very little happiness or self-belief.

I don’t know what the reason was for wanting to start a blog, but I did it anyway. I wanted to do something that would make me challenge myself to think, and also something that would be difficult, but yet attainable to achieve. Basically, I needed an outlet to express my emotions with the possibility of inspiring and motivating others through my struggles. Low and behold, I started writing. Every. Single. Day.

Day by day, I started to slowly feel happier and more positive about my life. I had found a way to release my emotions, I found an outlet to let go of the struggles that I was facing, and in turn, I was starting to feel a sense of hope that had been long forgotten from my life. But just like with all of the other “fixes” that I had tried in the past, I didn’t know how long this would last.

If you would have asked me on day one if I would be here a year later writing this, I would have told you that there was not a chance that I would or could write every single day for a full year. Never had I pursued a goal every day for a year straight. And to do something like blogging? There was no way.

I set this goal with the assumption that I was going to give up on it after just a few weeks or so, or when I encountered the first bit of difficulty. That’s how little I actually believed in myself and what I was capable of achieving.

But every single day, I have found a way to make time. From the beaches of Hawaii to writing during the middle of the night from a hotel room in Las Vegas, I have found a way to make time to collect my thoughts, to write them down, and to share them with the world.

That is probably what I am most proud of. It didn’t matter what I was doing or what was going on in the world around me, I had a dream, and I made the time to pursue that dream no matter what obstacle stood in my way.

For me, writing has become just that; my dream. Actually, not just writing, but speaking, sharing advice with others, helping others to find happiness in their lives, being an advocate for mental health awareness, and just trying to make the world a better place in any way that I can. These are my dreams, and what I have been doing for the last year is not only guiding me towards these dreams, but it is also the first step into making them become my reality.

Words can’t even begin to describe how much my life has changed in the last year. I know you may hear this a lot, but writing, blogging, focusing on my self-development, all of this has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined, and it has changed for the better.

In just this past year I went from being scared, broken, miserable, and hopeless, to being excited, happy, positive, energetic, optimistic, and grateful for the person who I am. Never in my life have I had the belief in myself that I do now, and never have I been as happy as I am today. I’m not going to say that writing is the sole reason for that, but it does have a lot to do with it. It has given me the outlet that I needed in order to express my feelings.

This last year has taught me that no matter what goal I set, no matter how big or small it might be, I can truly accomplish anything that I put my mind to. As long as I am willing to work hard and never give up on myself or on my dreams, then nothing, and I mean nothing, is impossible.

I don’t know what the future has in store for me, but all I can say is that this is just the beginning. Yes, this last year has been the best year of my life, and I know that as long as I continue on the path of progression, life will only get better.

I want to finish this by thanking you for taking the time out of your day to read this. Whether this is the first post of mine that you have read or the 356th, thank you. It is the encouragement of others that has helped to motivate me through the difficult times, and for that, I am forever grateful.

So here’s to not just another year, but many, many more years to come!

Michael Bonnell

4/30/2019

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