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So I bought a typewriter..
Sometime ago I decided that I wanted a typewriter. I love the way it looks, I love the way the words come out as they're stamped on the paper with a loud 'click and clack!' of the keys and I just love the overall aesthetics of it. I wanted to use it more on my crafts, for tags and little pieces of paper to decorate albums with.Read more
I've been nervous about this. I'm not sure why as I've been enjoying blogging for the short time I've been doing it. It's nice to be able to just put your thoughts out there and be met with like minded people but the idea of just putting thoughts in words; it's relaxing to say the least. I haven't posted in a while, not since July and I'm not sure why. My fear and nervousness has returned to me after not blogging for so long. As you can see, I'm in a new space. One that I love and enjoy. It's a bit lifeless at the moment as I am still figuring out my way around this place.Read more
- great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
Zeal is something I experienced when I first started this challenge, paired with both nervousness, panic, anxiety but all around excitement. I guess you could say that my journey with this challenge was a bit of a zigzag. It was like watching the stock market chart go up, go really up, then down, down some more, through the roof, crashing down and so on. It started with sheer excitement, looking forward to each post because inspiration was there and stories were a plenty and all was good. I felt I was writing from the heart and I was happy to share my experiences and wait for comments and likes. Then the days rolled by and the letters were getting hard to be creative with and some days I'm late. Most days I say up late to write a post and there was this one time where I had to make a post from my phone because I felt so committed.
Mid challenge and a little towards the end, I was starting to feel a little burnt out. I was questioning the sincerity and genuineness of my posts. The confidence that I had started with had crumbled away into dust, turning into self-consciousness and fear and I was very ready to quit. Luckily, I had friends that kicked my butt into gear and I pushed through with my zeal returning to me once more and I must say I'm quite proud of myself. It's definitely a bittersweet end. I've come across a few people due to this challenge and hopefully long term friendships will be made.
This post is a bit late and somewhat short because I simply had no clue what to write about this letter and I've come to learn that it is my second least favorite with the first being K. It's quite a difficult letter, Q. Looking at a list of words starting with this letter, I couldn't find myself relating to any of them, at least not directly. I've had many suggestions and one of which was questions but I thought I'd write about what I was struggling with. Harder letters are yet to come but this one was one those that we don't use as often as the rest and I can think of a few letters that are similar. Then it made me think of letters in general and how the basis of language are a series of letters that we learn as children and while some languages share the same alphabets, most language don't. Some languages have more letters than the English Alphabet does and it had me wondering: If I was having a hard time thinking up a word for Q, what it would it be like if the alphabet had more than 26 letters which much more complex and difficult letters to write about?