Moving forward as a writer #OLW18


I don’t always choose a resolution or a word because I feel like I have often failed them.

However, last year’s word would have been “write,” as I committed to blogging every day.

I am happy to say that I did it!

And now I’m ready for more.

But with that, I have to remind myself of the inspiration I have found in this writing community.

The leaders and mentors I have befriended here.

It would be easy for me to start to think that “I can do this writing thing alone,” but I cannot and do not want to.

Therefore, humble is this year’s word.

To remember those who have inspired me.

To honor those who have come before me.

To recognize that where I get my inspiration is not from myself, but from something far greater.

I am humbly grateful to this community and for those of you whose footsteps in which I hope to walk and that I strive to honor with this year’s work.


17 thoughts on “Moving forward as a writer #OLW18

  1. I look forward to continuing to read your blog and learn from you. Humble is a great word – one you live by and one that our world needs to think about more deeply.Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. Happy New Year.

  2. Humble is such a humble word. We all need a dose of it. I sometimes feel it’s too controlling of me. I get down on myself rather than being humble. I admire your perseverance in blogging. Your writing has added much to my daily reading and to this community. Happy New Year!

  3. Humble is a great word, Aileen. Being humble still allows us to rejoice in or accomplishments. It gives us the strength to say that we are not alone and had help reaching our goals. It gives us the ability to acknowledge those who have played an important role in our lives. Happy New Year.

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