95% More celebrates its first-year anniversary this week. It’s been 50 weeks, and 60 articles since we first started, and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. Read what the year has been like for our team of fearless writers!
As editor, I have been constantly amazed by Jason’s tenacity in managing deadlines and by the writers’ generosity in sharing. They have the rare gift of being coherent in how they distill their learnings and articulate them. They make my job very easy. I am blessed, grateful and very proud of them.
Happy 1st Year Anniversary, 95% More! I can’t believe it’s been a year already (it took our tech mastermind – Jason, a lot of effort to convince us that we truly have come full circle) and I’m so grateful to have been able to share my journey of discovery with the team and awesome readers!
I must say that being a part of this blog has definitely encouraged me to be more open and observant to the things around me – all of them experiences that I would have taken for granted in this rat-race of a world that we live in. That said, it’s been a fruitful year of lessons learnt; articles written (and quite a number of tears shed) and I hope that we can continue to inspire you with more in the weeks to come! So, stay tuned!
Each month I look through all the skeletons in my closet, pick the best ones that have the strongest lessons behind them and bring them out into the open. After each story is shared, I find there are less and less skeletons grinning at me from the darkness. And as each skeleton disappears, I have less to hide. I feel at peace. I feel free.
Thank you for supporting me in the journey to liberation. Your comments, shares and feedback means more to me than you’ll ever know. I look forward to the day that I’ll read your story, your experiences and hear of your own journey and growth.
A little more than a year ago, I signed on to write for 95% More. I wanted to commit myself to writing, because although I’ve never felt that soul-deep yearning to write, I’ve been told that I was good at stringing words together. As I was (and still am) looking for a direction in life, I thought, why not explore an obvious area of strength?
One year on, I’m still not feeling a calling to write. LOL!
However, I’m amazed by the number of posts that I’ve written (and the life lessons gained). It affirms to me what is possible when I commit to doing something consistently, something that I want more of in my life. And although it’s a little embarassing to have bits of my life out there for the world to read, I am glad whenever I hear from readers that my stories have struck a chord.
Lastly, I’ve learned that, calling or no calling, I’m a pretty good writer, and it allows me to do rewarding work, and that is something to be grateful for.
If ever anyone tells you to be careful what you wish for, believe that person. I started 2012 declaring that it would be a year of growth, and I got exactly that — growth. Being a blog writer at 95% More, I had to make sure I was growing, or else I’d have nothing to write about.
Growing wasn’t easy. I had to confront my self-doubt and wrestle with my beliefs. And that was how I wrote for 95% More. Every published article in this blog is a result of the battles I’ve won.
So dear reader, thank you for reading the articles. To those who have commented, thank you for caring and taking the extra effort to share your thoughts. I appreciate them from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to another year of further growth and I hope the lessons I learn will continue to support you in your growth too. Cheers.
When responding to a terrible tragedy that had befallen a community he knew, one of my favourite poets, Shane Koyczan wondered how he was going to respond – how could he help with just his words? So he looked within, and asked himself, What would I want to hear in a time like this? It struck me that words are most powerful when they come that way – from the heart. When they allow us to look within ourselves, search for answers that are honest and true, and hopefully, in the process, help someone else find some answers too. That’s what I hope to achieve in my life by contributing to this blog – to write from heart, grow as a person, inspire and use words to make things better.
I am Lynette Natasha, and I am the new writer here.
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