100 Days of Poetry

Hi friends,

I wanted to share with you a project I’m starting tomorrow.

The 100 Day Project

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The 100 Day Project is a creativity challenge. Many people do this on their own, and some as part of a group. There is a large community of people that I will be joining to complete the challenge beginning April 2nd and finishing July 10th.

If you follow my Instagram (@aleshablessed), you may remember that I participated last year. I did 100 days of storytelling, with the goal of telling short stories about my life everyday, in order to grow and explore my storytelling ability.

Although I stopped participating in the challenge around day 50, and I didn’t even complete every day up until then, I loved it. I felt my confidence, and I think, my skill grow throughout the challenge.

This year, I am taking on the challenge again, with the goal of finishing...not completing every day. But keeping on until the end. And my creative goal?

100 Days of Poetry

I plan to write a poem every day for 100 days, about whatever I want.

I have been writing poems since elementary school. I used to carry one of those tiny composition notebooks around so that I could spend the minutes waiting and the minutes in the car scribbling down tiny poems about cows and trees and whatever else ten-year-old Alesha thought about.

I’ve always thought my writing somewhat reflected that poetic bent from my childhood. But lately, I’ve wanted to lean in to that a bit.

And I wanted to write and actually share it again. Regularly.

If you want to follow along, you can join me on Instagram or wait and see the poetry “round ups” I post on here.

I hope, maybe, the poetry will inspire something in you. A reflection. An emotion. A prayer. A poem of your own.

I’m going to try to write more than just poems for the next four months, but even if I don’t write anything else, I am praying that the poems do the same thing all of my words are intended to do...

to reset your perspective with truth.

What is something you were obsessed with as a child that you would love to revisit? Why not?

Be blessed