A decade of writing with you. Happy 10th Birthaversary MLW!

Hi there! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can’t believe it’s already 2023!!! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted! But I’m back to celebrate with you! I hope you are well, staying safe, and creating memorable moments with loved ones!

Take it back to 2013… 10 Years Ago!

Circa 2013- Day 1 of MLW!

It’s MLW’s (michelle leigh writes) 10th Birthday/Anniversary!!! Which I’ve decided to name Birthaversary. It’s crazy to think that 10 years ago, I decided to finally start sharing my writing. I have always been scared to admit that I was a writer. Now, I proudly include it as part of who I am. Even though I’m not posting all the time. Writing will never really leave me. And whether I ever make it my career, or make money from it, no matter what, I know I will always be a writer at heart. And a storyteller. And a believer of magic.  I always come back to it in some way. It is my way of sorting things out. Overcoming things. Making sense of things. And healing. Well that and some damn good Therapy!  It’s 2023 people. I’m telling you get on that therapy train. It’s worth it!

Happy 10th Birthaversary Michelle Leigh Writes!!!!

I will still be keeping this blog alive in order to share my writing when I feel to- mostly for the longer pieces. I already have so many Short Story Series on here for you to browse. Otherwise, I will be sharing most of my writing on my writer’s instagram more consistently. So please do follow! @michelleleighwritesvibes 

As 2022 comes to a close I wanted to just review some of the creative projects I shared. I love to do this little reflection of my work from the past year. This way I can set intentions for the next year. MichelleLeighWrites is my blog baby. A safe place for the written word. Here are some of my writer vibes this past year. I hope you enjoy and continue to come along for the ride. I have some big ideas for this year. Stay Tuned, friends!

2022 Writing Highlights

1. MLW turned 9 Years Old!

2. Love Letter Thoughts Series on Instagram

3. Writing on the Walls Series on Instagram (based on words found on walls around me at work.)

4. Participated in #ESCAPRIL on Instagram (Shout out to @savbrown for her month of poem prompts every April)

5 & 6. Hope Writer Life Challenges

7. Stop & See… It’s the little things Series on Instagram– An expression of gratitude for the every day joys of life.

No matter how small.

8. Did some work on my most current Short Story Series here on MLW- Black Nightingale- New Chapters SOON!

9. Also…I kept up my journaling habit too. I am currently up to Journal #10! 10 is my lucky number it seems. 😉

10. June Prompts from Hope Writers.

I had joined this writing group and participated in a number their prompt lists. I even took a virtual workshop. However, I found my schedule wasn’t allowing me to utilize the subscription to best of my ability so I ended up cancelling it. However, I really enjoyed what I was able to take part in. They even sent me this cute subscription box. You know your girl loves a mug! Hopefully I can look more into what they offer, this coming year.

I also got more into sharing stories and reels on instagram. I have a seasonal shorts story for all my holiday/theme story fans.

I also had fun playing around with canva designs and creating instagram aesthetics.

Follow my insta for my real time writing updates!

I hope to bring you much more content this year full of magic, and love and all things in between. 😉

And always thank you for reading!

Another thing I tried to start up in 2022 was a virtual book club for feedback on my short story series- MOVE. I definitely want to try and continue with that this year. So if anyone is interested, DM me your email on instagram and I will add you to the email list!

Love & Light and everything Bright. Cheers to new writing adventures in 2023!

*All images are my own*

-<3-

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