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One Step at a Time ...

I have found this wonderful picture on Facebook - Life's Adventures Page - I just loved the scrabble pieces, and how she is standing - Waiting to take that next step - This is what I have been trying to do with my writing process - My first step was taking the Writing Workshop, my second was finding a practice that is making it easier for me to write (750 Words A Day.com), and now to find my next step. I am in search of a Writing Buddy. This is someone that I would share my writing with, and vice-versa. What next step do you need to make?

Poetry Friday ...

All About Positive Energy ...

I like to think about this saying and apply it to many areas of my life. I try to stay positive for my family and friends. I like to see the good in people, I like to think good things will happen. As I have said before, this year has tested my beliefs, but I do know that things happen for a reason. I do not always understand why things happen, but clarity comes within time. I like to be surrounded by people who think positively and even believe in things, just because - not with any real proof. Living a positive life, brings more positivity ... Are you a believer in this?

Whimsical Wednesday ...

The girl in this picture represents how I feel each time I find a new way to become creative. This has always been a part of me but I was too afraid to fail. As I get older, my attitude has changed. If I fail, what difference does it make? Who is going to grade me? I should be doing things that fulfill me, for me. I have to say, getting older is freeing. I feel the most comfortable in my own skin at this age, than ever before. A "Take Me As I Am" way of thinking has given me clarity - Humbling, Really. At what stage of life have you become your true self?

All about Hope ...

I thought this image was appropriate for how I am feeling today. I seemed to have gotten a second wind with being creative this year. I am excited to tell you about my new treasure in writing. It is a newfound website (that I found in a column in Oprah's Nov 2011 magazine) called 750Words.com. This site follows the steps of Julia Cameron's The Artists Way. It helps you work towards a better writing style. It encourages you to write 750 words a day. This is approximately 3 typewritten pages of words. I am finding it easier to pick a theme (from Patti Digh's LIFE IS A VERB book - Thanks, Patti!) to help create daily themes. Please cheer me on to continue this daily ritual.  Have you started a new routine that you would like to share?

It's Music Monday ...

I have been a Tina Turner fan for many years. I am not sure if it was when I first heard "Proud Mary", or "Nutbush City Limits", or "Let's Stay Together" I knew I was hooked. Tina has so many songs I love. I do not think I have enough room in a blog post to name them all. The ones that come to mind are "Private Dancer" and "What's Love Got To Do With It". The one thing I do know, is I can never by pass a song from her on the radio - I have to listen to it, all the way through. Love her voice, her strength, her conviction. I have to say my favorite song is "The Best" - So liberating, So uplifting, So Tina!

Having Faith ...

It always amazes me that I seem to come across something meaningful when I need it the most. Lately, I have been thinking about "Faith". The past few years have tested my faith. I find comfort in knowing I still have it. On some days, I wish I had more of it to give. Faith seems to be very prominent in my life at times, and other times it is clouded. I like the times that it shines so brightly that it blinds me. This is when I feel completely whole. What keeps your faith alive?