“If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.”
― Michel de Montaigne
When I was thinking about writing this post I had no idea how I would begin but this quote made me think about how to write this in a whole different way. Today is the one year anniversary of beginning my blogging journey on WordPress – my blogiversary. Within the last 365 days I have certainly spoken in different ways and have come to see myself in very different ways.
Polysyllabic Profundities was born a year ago today. In the 365 days that have preceded this post, I have watched it take its first tentative steps, pull itself up on furniture and crawl until it could walk. It has developed a personality and challenged me on many levels. It has drawn me into a circle of people who I am happy to call friends and it has allowed me to truly become myself again.
I feel a great freedom being able to express myself in the way I feel most comfortable. Words soothe me. For every emotion I have there is a plethora of words that will perfectly describe that feeling and I eagerly delve into the recesses of my brain, or my thesaurus, to find just the right one. The sun sets each day, kissing the earth goodnight with its fading warmth and, as much pleasure as I get from seeing it, I feel more joy describing its descent into the blanket of the horizon with words.
As long as my imagination continues to wake me from my peaceful slumber, my words will continue to find their way to this page. I am grateful for the ability to pontificate. I am humbled by the responses I receive. And I am blessed to have met so many wonderful people who I really do consider friends. Thank you for spinning through this orbit with me and I look forward to being able to write something similar in another year.