Tomorrow marks two years straight of Project 929. I’ve said this before, and it continues to be true: I’ve never stuck with anything for this long, and I’ve found it to be a very rewarding, enlightening process. It’s often challenging, but beautiful to find a piece of every chapter to reflect on and delve into. I’m enjoying learning about the parts of Tanakh that I hadn’t been familiar with before, and even more, reading closely the parts that I did previously know. At this point, I’ve finished the whole Torah, and the major prophets. Now I’m into the minor prophets, and after that will come the writings, which will take me through to the end of the project. I don’t know that I’ve yet found the kind of verse that truly touches my soul, and provides the guidepost to my life and belief that I’m on some level searching for, but I’m confident that it’s there. I’ve been thinking about what’ll happen after this project (even though I still have quite a ways to go). I’ve thought about taking on Daf Yomi, the daily study of Talmud, even though seven years of obscure topics sounds kind of terrifying. I’ve thought about reading the weekly parsha, because even though I’ll now have read all of them in pieces, it’ll be a different spin to see the stories without arbitrary breaks. I’m not sure what’ll come next, but I do know that this project has triggered within me a thirst for more, deeper learning, and I’m excited to continue and expand.
Thank you for being with me on this journey! Here’s to the start of a wonderful THIRD year!