Happy Anniversary

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A year ago today, I began this blog. Filled with excitement and determination, I declared to the blogosphere my decision to pursue my writing. Every week for the past year, I have written at least two blog posts, and as I have gotten used to that minor discipline, I have found it much easier to put my thoughts in writing.

I also began writing once a month for my hometown newspaper The Hinsdalean. Having come up with all kinds of ideas for blog posts has made it easy to find subjects for my column as well.

There have been failures and frustrations. One is that I have fallen off from daily work on my memoir. Doubt has crept into the process, and I feel certain what I have written is nothing but garbage. Today is a good day to recommit to the process. If you are a writer, I highly recommend Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. I think it might be time for me to revisit that wise book of advice for artists.

The one thing I am proudest of, however, is that I have ventured out into the public sphere with my own beliefs and opinions. I have tried to be as authentically me as I can be. If that is one of the goals of life, then I am on my way.

Thank you, readers, for taking the time to hear me out. I love getting comments, both here and on Facebook. And I look forward to sharing a part of myself with you in the year to come.

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12 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary

  1. Hi Mary, I read every one of your blogs and enjoy each one thoroughly. Usually I’m then on to the next work email so I don’t take the time to respond to you. I can relate to most all of your experiences and thoughts, and it makes me feel close to you as a friend. Thank you!

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  2. Boy, that year went fast. It seems like you started it yesterday! Great job as always, my dear friend…I was always confident your blog would be successful. Keep it going and I’m looking forward to your memoirs as well. 🙂

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  3. Carolyn Rudolf

    Mary, I am sorry to be so delayed in responding to this, your anniversary blog. I have enjoyed reading your thoughts and opinions, and you do a fabulous job of giving your readers food for thought. Keep up the good work!

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