Writing is therapeutic. I poured my hormonal teenage heart out on the pages of my Creative Writing notebook in high school. I voiced my complaints in my Comp I journal in college. And in my forties, I expressed my fears and resentments, as well as my gratitude, by blogging. Although my blog has been essentially … More On Writing
As I stare at the blinking cursor, Wondering what to say, My writer’s block is thick, And keeping thoughts at bay. As void of thought in meditation, I wish that I could be, But endless thoughts come crashing in, Blocking my serenity.
Last year, I made an agreement to write every day. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that the time I allotted was a mere 15 minutes (just long enough to begin formulating coherent thoughts). Fortunately, that rapidly grew into much more time spent at the keyboard and putting pen to paper. I planned to blog every … More Daily Notes: Watch Your Mailbox!
tool: anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose: Education is a tool for success. One way we help others along the path is by sharing tools that have been useful to us on our own journeys. One tool that was recently shared with me is a technology that has helped me better utilize … More Tool: 750 Words
It’s funny how quickly things can change. August 21st I wrote my last blog post until tonight. I had only missed a few days of posting in 8 months and then, one day, I stopped. I don’t quite know why. I just did. So here it is, more than 2 months later, and I begin… … More I’m Baa… aack!
Sometime today it dawned on me that I had broken my agreement to post every day this year. I did not post yesterday and didn’t even think about it. I thought this was strange since my blogging has become so habitual. At first I was angry with myself for breaking my agreement. Then I remembered, … More Not Too Shabby
My counselor gave me a journaling assignment today. She asked me if I had ever journaled and I told her that I write every day. Although it isn’t technically a journal, this blog often serves the same purpose. It lets me get my thoughts out of my head where I can then look at them … More Out of Hiding
It is after 11:00 PM. I have had a very full day and just got out of a seminar. In order to complete my writing agreement before midnight, I am sitting in a parking lot at a Taco Bell, composing this post on my phone. I have 15 minutes to complete my agreement for the … More Keeping My Word in a Taco Bell Parking Lot
If it looks good, leave it. If it sounds good, save it. If it feels good, forge it.
Some days it is very easy to get my blog post done. Everything goes as planned. I’m not too busy. The stars are aligned just right. I am feeling creative and the words just flow into the text box. Other days it seems nothing plays out the way I imagined it would. I have way … More Because I Said I Would