I am on my way. Thanks to Reverb10. I made the commitment to write every day. I’m doing it. Okay, yesterday is questionable. But I made a few people laugh. Thank you Susan, Amy and Terra for humoring me. I’ve never been happier. I can’t wait to write each day and read the writing of my friends on their blogs. So I have a great beginning. I know what’s next.
I need to build stamina in my writing. Writing everyday is a start but I need to extend this writing time. So here’s my plan:
School is done for me this Friday. With the exception of a Solstice celebration on Sunday with a group of my favorite crazy women who will eat, create Winter masks, and simply celebrate being goddesses, humor me here, too, my break will be dedicated to fixing up my office so I can do all of my creating there. I will have space for writing, photography, jewelry, and collage work, but mostly, writing.
I will have a beautiful space to write. Oh, and I will keep ALL school stuff out of the creation space. This is the next step of my plan. I must learn how to let go of school and have a personal life. I’ve been a totally dedicated teacher for the past nine years with little attention to me. I need balance.
Well, I’ve found my passion, something that defines me. I am a writer. I have plays and stories and novels and poems filling the corners of my brain, waiting patiently for their time to speak. I’m going to give them a voice.
The final step in this beginning process is to not overwhelm myself. Be simple in goals and vision. Be dedicated. Love every minute of it. I can do this.
December 13 – Action. When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)
This is a great plan. It is so easy to get distracted by everything else in life. That's what I would love – a space to write and, yes, photography, too! And music – I want to get another guitar (mine got sold in the great Thompson pre-recession recession of 2008). And pottery – I want to go to pot. So to speak.
Yea for winter break! Your Solstice Celebration sounds like so much fun. Love to see a pic of your mask. Yea for your creation space! I pray blessings on it and on you as you begin the new year and commitment to writing. Now, I'd better go try and catch up on Reverb, I'm behind! :-0