Wednesday, September 18, 2013

642 Things to Write About

I just remembered I had a blog. Like, just now. What happened to my bloggery spirit, you ask? Truth be told, I don't know. It just wasn't my jam anymore, know what I mean? It's like, when you stopped shopping at PacSun or realized you haven't had cable TV for 3 years and it's not even a thing. You just... move along.

Buuuuut, I'm clearly back so I guess it isn't that simple. I think I just ran out of things to say. FALSE! I always have something to say - I just ran out of the gumption to write about it. And THAT, I decided, was not acceptable. Not unlike using the word gumption. Clearly, I'm out of practice.

So here I am! No promises. No commitments. But blogging again never the less 9 months later. Though this round, I've decided I need a little more structure. I felt my blogging was cycling along with all other bloggers and THEN I started to feel pressure to start DIY'ing which I don't do. I just go to the store and buy a quilt or sassy side table, ya know? I feel there is so much "access" out there through Facebook and tweets...Flixter, Instagram, Pinterest, cellular devices, that we're in a state of constant "plug in" and also fall into a trap of unrealistic comparison. No longer can we just attempt to keep up with Mr. and Mrs. Jones down the street - but we see hundreds of Joneses all over this good earth always baking more, traveling further, DIY'ing, and living just ahead of everyone else in the world. It's exhausting! I don't care for it.

What does that have to do with structure you ask? Well.

Last November I bought a book entitled "642 Things to Write About" because I wanted to start the creative writing juices flowing. My writing didn't used to be restricted to an Inbox or agenda item. Even crafting a well researched paper on organizational leadership allowed for some creativity, in a way. And lately, I just feel like I need to work on something for no other reason than I like it and want to be better at it. Is that so wrong? I didn't think so either.

Thus, I'm beginning 1 of 642 things to write about because I want to practice writing. And I thought, well, this blog is already here, might as well dust it off and use it!

What can happen in a second
1 of 642 Things to Write About

I blink in a second
Most blink in a second
The light in a second
Answers in a second
Crashing in a second
Heart broken in a second
Tap in a second
Start in a second
Finish in a second
Two words in a second
Yes! In a second!
Just a second. 
Give me a second.


Unstoppable Lindsey said...

SHE is back!!! Oh happy day! I was wondering when you would be! I love love love to blog stalk you and always appreciate the things you have to say. I hit the blog rut not too long ago myself, and it was also a book that inspired me. Mine was more about the fact that I had given up something that makes me truly truly happy! Thus, the Lindsey blog continued. Like unto yours! I am so excited and proud of you. AND one other thing about creative juices....all it takes is 10 minutes of writing a day. That's it. No more, maybe less to get you back into tip top writing shape.

Marisa Jean said...

I've missed the creative, humorous style of your writing. I'm excited you're back. And p.s. most DIY's don't do a very good job. They just show the highlights of the things that worked. ;)