We’re saying goodbye to the month of June and marking the one-year anniversary of the first post for Atelier Whootique. I’ve been doing this for an entire year now! That’s 369 posts for the blog including today’s. It’s not always the same subject. There’s a vast range of categories: Anime & Film, Arts & Crafts, Books, Food, Health & Fitness, Martial Arts, Mental Health Awareness, Music, Nerd/Geek, Pets/Animals, Shopping, Technology/IT, Video Games, and Ramble.
I want to take a moment to remember my two fur/feather babies that left me this past year. Rest in Peace, Velveteen Rabbit and Mango Bird.
And this year welcomed two new fur babies into the household, Millie and Jet!
I can’t explain exactly how satisfying it’s been to realize I’ve kept at this for an entire year. Some days I was able to write more than one post. On other days, I just did NOT have it in me. My mental health was low. The DBT Podcast started and took a long hiatus. Everyone’s lives have changed drastically. The Pandemic has been insane. I lost two pets who had been through thick and thin with me. It’s certainly been a roller coaster of emotions and experiences.
I’ve debated reducing the number of posts that I do each week. And I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll do at least two posts a week. One for writing and one for drawing, since I still have Inktober52 happening for 2022. That way I can focus on what I want to write and not feel like I have to write something every day. It wasn’t a bad goal to do, writing every day. I really did enjoy doing it.
It’s technically not “New Year” or anything and I’m not going to be doing any weird resolutions, but from now on, I’d like to focus on improving my writing. I’ve got the American Self-Defense Federation to focus on right now. I’m trying to get healthier and do more martial arts. And I’m always working to improve my mental health. I know I make a ton of plans and never seem to follow through with them.
At least I can tell myself that I made it through an entire year of blogging. I made content for over 365+ days and I kept up with it. I didn’t beat myself up (too much) about creating something. I can do it! I don’t regret shutting down Fish in Bowl. Sometimes a fresh start is what you need. Tomorrow is July! The start of a new month. Thanks for reading my posts, checking out my art, and just, in general, frequenting my blog! Here’s to another year of making … something.