Growing As A Person (300 Follows)

The Unsigned Writer

A Post Of Gratefulness

Written By, J. M. Lilin

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

E. L. Doctorow

I have been telling stories all my life. Before I could write, I loved to tell my family stories. I loved to make my many siblings laugh with characters I made up. I was the official daydreamer. Staring off into space and imagining the impossible.

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

-Lewis Carroll-

Today is my birthday, August 2. Of course I’m still young but I feel like I’ve lived a million years. Over my years of writing, I’ve lived as a million people. I’ve become a million people. I’ve met a million people. I’ve lived in a million worlds.

I’ve grown in many ways. I’ve learned something new every day. I’ve become my own person and learned that trying to be others is just stressful and useless. Being myself is most important. Being the friendly, laughing…also clumsy…girl who loves to daydream is who I am and no matter how old I get, I will never grow out of that.

I love to write. It is what drives my purpose. The three a.m. thoughts that don’t allow me to sleep. It is the dreams that inspire me to wake up in the morning. The unsigned writer inside of me taking everything it can to create whole new worlds and wonders.

Which brings me to my blog. Where I get to be free in my creativity and build my daydreams into something real. Something I can share with those other dreamers. I am so thankful for all my followers who are friendly and give me helpful feedback.

Last year, when I started sharing my work, I had a goal to have at least 100 readers before my birthday. I had a goal. I set a deadline.

I didn’t expect to get too many readers. I had a goal to reach one hundred follows before my birthday. Yet, here I am. I reached over 300 follows. I am growing. I’ve been entering and winning contests. I’ve been sharing stories and getting wonderful feedback. I’ve been writing my heart out and I love it.

Everyone has a purpose in life and my purpose is writing. One day, I hope to become a best-selling author and I will not give up on that dream. I want to be the author of the next amazing fiction series and I am slowly making my way there.

To my followers, my readers, my friends – thank you so much. I can not express enough how much I appreciate all of your feedback and support. I am doing my best. I am enjoying every second of it and it is inspiring to know that there are those of you that look forward to what I come up with.

Just keep working towards your goals because it is possible. You can do anything you want if you want it enough. Just don’t give up. If you’re stressed about something right now, it won’t last forever. There are things you’ve stressed about before and don’t even remember what it was now. It will pass.

Just keep trying! Be yourself. Work towards your goals. You can do it.

We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one.

-Doctor Who-

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Photo Credit: Pexels.

69 Comments Add yours

  1. Congrats!! here is to 500

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  2. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you. Means a lot.

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  3. Dulcy Singh says:

    First of all, Happy birthday to you 🎊🎊🥳🥳 may you have wonderful year ahead. And congratulations for getting 300 followers. 👍👍

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  4. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you, Dulcy. Appreciate it 💙 I wish you the rest of a wonderful year as well.

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  5. Ayush says:

    Happy birthday mate! Congrats for your achievement and I hope you soon make your dream your reality and become a best selling author!!! 🔜🌠🌈

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  6. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much, Ayush. I am trying my best! 😊

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  7. Dulcy Singh says:

    Thank you 😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ingrid says:

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on your progress 🙂

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  9. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thanks so much, Ingrid. I appreciate your support.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. kimmagic says:

    Congrats on 300 and let’s virtually toast to more!! 🥂🎉

    Happy birthday and I hope those dreams come true for both of us!! 💕

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  11. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you! Yes, to growing and creating!
    Thanks again. To you too.

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  12. Maya says:

    Wish you a blessed year ahead. Stay healthy and happy. And congratulations for getting 300 followers. Keep Shinning 👍🏻

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  13. Rishika Jain says:

    Congratulations 🎉🎊
    And happy birthday 🎁💖

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  14. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much, Maya. Much obliged and to you as well. 💙

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  15. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much, Rishika.

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  16. Happy birthday to you, Lilin ❤️. May all your dreams come true. Congratulations to you and best of luck ❤️

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  17. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much. That means the world to me. I wish the best of luck to you as well. 💙

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  18. Thank you so much! Have a great year ahead ❤️

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  19. Happy birthday 😁

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  20. Congrats!😀🎉

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  21. Happy Birthday Lilin! May you have a wonderful year ahead. Sending you flowers…. 💐💐💐

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  22. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you!

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  23. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much!

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  24. Kumar Harsh says:

    Congratulations on the achievement. Happy birthday. May you achieve what you desire. Have a great day. 😇

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  25. wendybird04 says:

    Happy birthday J!! 😆😆

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  26. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much. Means a lot 😊 I’ll do my very best.

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  27. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much, Wendy 💙

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  28. Happy birthday!!

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  29. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you! 😊

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  30. Happy birthday!!!

    Is that a stock photo, or did you take it? I’m curious, because I think I recognize the skyline, but it isn’t a recent photo because there’s a very prominent building missing from the skyline. (Construction on the missing building in question began in 2013, I had to look up that part)

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  31. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you!
    It is a photo from Pexels. Not my own. There is a link on my homepage to my photography if you’re interested.

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  32. Kumar Harsh says:

    All the best. 😇

    Liked by 1 person

  33. J. M. Lilin says:

    To you too! Thank you for your support and kindness.

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  34. Kumar Harsh says:

    My pleasure. 😇

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  35. I’ve seen a little bit of your photography page. Like I said, I was curious because I’m a nerd about maps and cities and things like that, and I recognized the skyline. It’s San Francisco, and from looking at a map I’d guess the picture was taken from Twin Peaks or somewhere around there. I’ve been to San Francisco many times.

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  36. J. M. Lilin says:

    Oh, San Francisco? That is neat. Really brilliant that you know that. I cannot disagree..you are quite a nerd. Really brilliant 😄

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  37. Congrats! 😊 Hope you achieve all your dreams…
    And a very happy birthday 💜

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  38. wendybird04 says:

    You’re very welcome!

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  39. Shreya says:

    Haopy Birthday! And here’s to soany more! 🥳☺🥰

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  40. Shreya says:

    *so many

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  41. Thanks, that’s the kind of inspiration I need right now. Great read and I look forward to many more

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  42. Haha… thank you 🙂

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  43. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you!! 😊

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  44. J. M. Lilin says:

    Haha I got it. Don’t stress it.

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  45. Shreya says:

    Now that you say it, I just realized that I wrote ‘ Happy’ wrong as well😅😅😂😂 But you did get that so, nvm🙃

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  46. Aarushi says:

    Happy Birthday!
    Cheers to your blog milestone🌼

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  47. Wonderful post… Belated happy b day… Keep writing, keep growing

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  48. J. M. Lilin says:

    Grammar and spelling check errors is something we can all relate to. 😅

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  49. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you, Aarushi!

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  50. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much. Appreciate it a ton.

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  51. J. M. Lilin says:

    Aw, I’m so happy I could inspire you. Thank you so much for reading. Have a wonderful week.

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  52. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so very much! I wish you luck in all your dreams as well. 💙

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  53. Thank you so much 😊

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  54. wardah says:

    Happy birthday and congratulations! Wishing you well on your future endeavors! 🎉

    Liked by 2 people

  55. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you! Means a lot. Wishes to you as well!

    Liked by 1 person

  56. wardah says:

    You’re welcome, and thank you! 🙂

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  57. kripaaluthra says:

    A very happy belated birthday 🎂 many more years of happy blogging 🎉🎉😊

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  58. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much. 💙✨

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  59. Congratulations ❤️. I have nominated you for the Offshore Reader award! I can’t wait to read your answer to my question! Do check out my post for more details! https://milliondreamshome.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/offshore-reader-award/

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  60. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much for nominating me. Means a ton that you thought of me. I will post it as soon as I can. Thanks again. ✨

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  61. bejamin4 says:

    Happy New Birthday! Sounds like you’re growing in the perfect direction, and you know exactly what you want to achieve! Your goals are inspiring! Keep up the impressive work!

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  62. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you so much. I absolutely am trying and in the end, that is all that matters. I will never have to regret not trying. Hope you are achieving your dreams as well.
    With lots of love and luck sent, J. M. Lilin.

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  63. bejamin4 says:

    You’re so right. You’ll never regret trying your hardest but you will regret the opposite!

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  64. J. M. Lilin says:

    Amen! Always be yourself. Always try your hardest.

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  65. Please take your time! 😊

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  66. Adyas Diary says:

    Congrats!😊

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  67. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you. 😊

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