Yesterday marked the 1,000th day since I started writing a 100 words on my WIP (work in progress) each and every day. People, a 1,000 days is a long time. To give y’all a little glimpse of just how long it actually is, here’s a list of things that I’ve done/have happened in my life in the last 1,000 days:
* Three of my books were published
* Three nieces and one nephew were born
* I completed 31 items from my dream list
* My brother and I sold our herd of around 40 milk goats and kids
* I’ve had book signings, author blog interviews and been on live TV
* Our family built a house and moved (Pictured: old office and new office):
* One of my siblings got married
* I had three birthdays spanning from my late teens to early twenties
* I found out that I had Lyme disease and spent about two years getting over it (including multiple visits to Lyme disease specialists in Pennsylvania and Colorado)
* I published 617 posts on Noveltea
* In the last 522 days I’ve read 202 books (I didn’t keep track before that)
* My cute little puppy who was only a few weeks old at the time is now almost three:
* I got braces, had them for over two years and then got them taken off
* I went to the Grand Ole Opry, explored castles in Europe, ruins in Aruba and lots of museums in-between
* I wrote a book with 150,000 words
* I did the A to Z blogging challenge three times
* I made a whole bunch of new and amazing friends
* I hiked up mountains, went caving, kayaking and snorkeling:
And I traveled a lot. In the last 1,000 days I was gone for 318 nights (give or take a few)…
I traveled to or through:
California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
Aruba, Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Switzerland
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America
Had layovers in:
Ivory Coast, Africa
So much has happened in my life in the last 1,000 days and to know that I’ve consistently written every single one of those days is pretty exciting. I’m so thankful for the support of my family and my writing group, Go Teen Writers. I’m also so thankful to be a writer and to know that God can use my imagination to inspire people.
To celebrate the 1,000th day my family went out for milkshakes yesterday and then today I’m hosting a giveaway over on Go Teen Writers.
What are some of your favorite things you’ve done in the last 1,000 days?
11 thoughts on “A Thousand Days”
OH WOW. JUST WOW. YOU ARE INCREDIBLY INSPIRING, LYDIA. 1,000 days?!! I can't even begin to imagine that. XD I did the 100×100 challenge with GTW once and it totally fried my brain…so you are just incredible. And I loved the perspective of all the other things you've done as well. xD *bows to your skill* So is it 1001 days or are you taking a break?! 😉
Wow!!! Congratulations from across the pond on 1000 days of writing!!!!! I just want to let you know, that this is one of my favourite blogs, and I find you so inspiring! Keep up the good work!
( from the UK)
This is AMAZING!!!!!
I'm so happy for you being able to meet this fantastic goal, Lydia!
Haha! Thank you, Cait! Your approval is highly appreciated. 🙂 And, I'm pretty sure that if I tried to do your whole “Write 80,000 words in a week” stunt my brain would go into survival mode for the next six months. And yes, the days continue. I'm totally working toward 2,000 days in a row now. 😉
Aww, thank you so much Hannah! That really, really makes me happy. I'm just sitting here smiling now. 🙂 Thank you for commenting and letting me know!
Thank you, dearie!
Thank you, Keturah!
Thank you, Tarissa! I'm really happy about it, too!
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