Prompt: Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
Hmm, what do I do each day? Cuddle up with my warm blanket, stay out of the way while my teen gets ready for school, get myself to college, run between classes … it’s my life for the next who-knows-how-long.
I get it, I get it … this is a nudge to make time for writing, before my 24-hour day passes and leaves me looking at an empty page (or screen) again. Reviewing my notes on “time management” now in between studying for finals and reviewing activities calendar. There, is that better?
Prompt: One Word. Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word.
Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?
And my responses
2010 SURPRISE – Family, friends and people I hadn’t met (I’m talking about the wonderful people of Twitter and other social media treasures) surprised me by inviting me and offering tickets to all sorts of special events, I surprised myself by finally enrolling in college, surprised my teen by taking a more active role in cooking (shhh), the explanations would go on for paragraphs
2011 ACHIEVEMENT – As I’ve established a routine, sought out opportunities, learned more about things I like and things that really don’t appeal to me so much in practice, I’ve also encouraged my teen and others in my life to reach for what they really want.
If so many wonderful amazing things happened in 2010 without really trying, imagine what’s possible when we go out with intention.