When I was a child (and frankly, even through my 20's...), I would count down the days until my birthday. I would count down when the months got closer to my birthday, and then when my birthday month started I would count down the weeks and finally - I would count down the days.
The night before my birthday I would always have a hard time sleeping.
The anticipation from the monumental day and the butterflies in my stomach were keeping me awake in the wee hours of the morning.
Nowadays I am not into birthdays so much.
I enjoy them, and make sure to celebrate them somehow with a gift to myself and hopefully an unforgettable experience of some kind, but the anticipation from the day has faded over the years. It was replaced with the notion that every day can be special and can be symbolic to me, and I don't need a yearly reminder to honor myself or showering myself with a gift or some self-love!
BUT - Lately I've been sensing the same kind of familiar countdown butterflies...:
In a few days (SIX to be exact - and who are we kidding - I know EXACTLY when this is going to happen...) I will be having a new kind of a birthday:
The birthday of my blog.
(Insert confetti emoji here!)
On the 26th of this month - it would be a YEAR since I started writing here daily and experimenting with creative writings as well as creative thoughts, ideas, and feelings using the arts of storytelling, of poetry, of dialogue, of listing, of random bloggy-ish blurbs, of personal letters to aspects of myself, of 'Word Of The Day' collections, and many many other uncategorized entries.
I will begin unraveling what it is that I learned from this creative experiment in the coming few days... so stay tuned and follow the countdown to this blog's 1 year old birth day!
And if you feel so inclined - throw some confetti my way! :)
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman