What can I type about the things I have gone through this year? As a writer, as a son, as a friend, as a technically unemployed bum… 2013 actually expanded on what I thought was a simple, foolish dream in 2012. I had several new experiences (thank God for deep-fried Oreos), and I accepted several truths about myself, the most important I believe to be is my definite calling as a writer. I probably would have not come to this conclusion soon enough had it not been for thesewordsiwrite2012.wordpress.com and the peers I connected with because of creating and using it.
Thank you to everyone who read, liked, critiqued, and spread the word about my work. I feel more confident with each day that I share more and more of my story with you all through my poetry. The fact that this past month has been a record-setter for this blog in terms of views and visitors doesn’t hurt either. Additionally, I would also like to thank my fellow bloggers for sharing the passionate work they’ve posted throughout the year. For most of them to expose themselves through their writing, be it fictional or factual, was quite the experience for someone like myself. The inspiration their words consistently give me is surreal, and I cannot begin to imagine what compelling stories they will tell over the next 365 days.
In 2014, if I am alive and not laying down in a ditch somewhere on New Year’s Day, I promise to push myself even further as a writer. That will also mean presenting my work outside of WordPress more often and attempting to get it published in other venues. It will not be easy, but I believe whatever happens is meant to happen. In conclusion, I wish you all the happiest 2014 you could be blessed with, and I will (hopefully) see you all on the other side!