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Apr 01, 2019 06:04:29

The End

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 461 words | 315🔥 | 315💌

Brandon Wilson

Current day streak: 315🔥
Total posts: 315💌
Total words: 104112 (416 pages 📄)

This is the end

Beautiful friend

This is the end

My only friend

The end

--The Doors

As they say, all good things come to an end. I'm reminded of the movie Forrest Gump, in which Forrest decides to run back and forth across the United States for three years, two months, fourteen days, and sixteen hours. In the middle of a desolate road in Monument Valley, UT he stops running and says,

I'm pretty tired now...think I'll go home.

And that's the end of the run. I suppose sometimes it's time to hang it up no matter how long you have been doing something (not that I've been writing for *that* long anyway).

I have been a big proponent of the streak on 200WAD, encouraging others to keep going. Maybe I just finally lost the mojo. Maybe I feel like someone else deserves to be at the top of the Fellowship board. 

As cool as this tool created by @basilesamel is, maybe I finally accomplished what I wanted to accomplish. 

I suppose this would also mean no more reading and interacting with the 200WAD community. I'll miss out seeing @valentino and @vickenstein keep marching forward relentlessly. I'll miss the great wisdom and motivation from @RealNegotiator. I'll no longer read that @jasonleow doesn't know what to write about yet continues to deliver descriptive imagery of such simple activities as eating a bowl of ramen. I won't be able to share sleeping tips and hear about the latest strategies for health and life improvement from @santhoshguru. I would definitely miss the superb and deep insights from @abrahamkim. Oh and how could I fail to mention the random brilliance of @lucjah?? I would also have to forgo the opportunity to see whether @OnepostersGems finally gets a response from a one-poster. "The suspense is terrible...I hope it'll last." Then you have good ol' @haraldroine who appears to be writing in Norwegian and probably has profound insights, but I'm too lazy to use Google Translate to see what he's writing. I would also be giving up all the productivity tips from @juliasaxena. Last but certainly not least is my #1 fan @keni who has been so encouraging along this journey.

There are so many more to mention. But sooner or later the music stops, the food is cold, the drinks are warm, and the party is over. 

Then I think about one of my favorite posts on 200WAD by @haideralmosawi Your Writings Matter More Than You Think.

That is what I grappled with the most before arriving at my decision. I suppose I could end by telling everyone else to keep going, but that would be rather hypocritical wouldn't it?

Over 34K words. Not a bad run. I'm pretty tired now...think I'll go home.

The End.

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    @brandonwilson thanks for the warming words :)) Even though I write in Norwegian, I've been considering transitioning over to English, as I would be able to give you guys more insight into the digital marketing and business space.

    Harald Roine avatar Harald Roine | Apr 04, 2019 17:47:42
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      @haraldroine You have my vote for English! I am certainly interested in that space.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 04, 2019 12:46:46
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    @brandonwilson omg... ufffff.... thanks god I didn't get the notification, because i might have not been able to cope with the thought of losing you as I completely forgot about the Fools Day
    (is it possible that the "?" stopped it @basilesamel)
    but it was a cruel joke indeed!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 03, 2019 02:45:53
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    @brandonwilson thank you for reading us :-)))

    200WaD Research Lab: Oneposters avatar 200WaD Research Lab: Oneposters | Apr 03, 2019 02:42:08
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    @brandonwilson Well then, I guess this is so long. Ah, parting is such sweet sorrow. Though I'm sure you'll be back... and probably tomorrow.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 01, 2019 22:48:07
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      @Rawhead "It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n roll."

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 02, 2019 07:00:39
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      @brandonwilson "For those about to ROCK, WE SALUTE YOU!"

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 02, 2019 14:31:00
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    @brandonwilson ya fooled me, but what a great letter :')

    Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Apr 02, 2019 01:32:08
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    @brandonwilson - I HATE APRIL FOOL'S DAY. PASSIONATELY!!

    That will be my post for today.

    Keni avatar Keni | Apr 01, 2019 14:18:24
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    @brandonwilson If I didn't read basil comment I would have fallen for it most probably. Never know what to believe online on April Fools'...

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Apr 01, 2019 17:24:54
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    @brandonwilson @jasonleow I hate April Fools' Day because I never get if it's a joke or not ? Fortunately I read you for long enough to figure out what's going on :P

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 01, 2019 15:47:04
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      @brandonwilson @jasonleow you sneaky writers with a sense of humour

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 01, 2019 15:48:46
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      @basilesamel heee heee heee. ;) You read us well!

      @brandonwilson great minds think alike! We came up with the same prank for 1 April haha. btw side note, love The End (the song) too!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 01, 2019 22:03:19
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      @basilesamel @jasonleow No fooling you guys!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 02, 2019 06:59:10
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    @brandonwilson Last night I wrote about breaking streaks, and I feel like this post is in that spirit. I applaud your decision to do what's best for you, not to maintain a habit that's no longer serving you.

    Thank you for the shoutout, the interactions these past couple of months, and your words of wisdom here. I hope to catch you around the interwebs, and wish you many successes, even if they're not expressed online or shared on social media. :D

    Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Apr 01, 2019 16:26:51
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      @haideralmosawi I appreciate your comments. Now I'm going to see what you wrote about breaking streaks and add my thoughts there....

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 02, 2019 06:59:59
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