Standing Next to and Not Just Behind My Words

As much as I love the priviledge to read and write, still I find myself at times wanting to hide behind my words, fearful of my own or someone else’s negative criticism.

This past year I’ve noticed a huge shift within. I want to and am learning why and how to stand next to my words. What does that mean to you? To me it means that I’m willing to become more involved with being “seen” on the page, whether paper or electronic.

At times understanding the “technical business” of writing is daunting. That’s when I know to ask for more help, guidance from various reliable and trustworthy sources.

Reading your blogs, comments and suggestions here at WordPress helps me know I’m not alone, that lots of us go through writing gitters. So thanks everyone for your writings, awesome photos, information and countless other things.

Stand next to your words not just behind them.

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Where’d You Go?

Wow, it’s been such a long time since I’ve written anything for my blog.

“Where’d you go?” I ask my inner writer.

Silence.

“What happened or what’s happening?” I gently nudge.

Silence.

Words appear on my blog here, my words!

Silence is broken, the keys come alive!

Invisible to others, yet so clearly seen by me, the words forming in my minds eye.

Thank you for not leaving, thank you inner writer.

Wonder

I wonder what to write about this prompt: Wonder.

Well, I could wonder what the weather is like in Timbuktu in Mali, Africa or are people exploring places like Renwick Gallery located in Washington, D.C.

Wonder “bread” is definitely a wonder, wonder what’s in it?

Hmm, wonder how people figured out how to label things as one of the “wonders” of the world?

Maybe you wonder how much more of my wondering you can wonder?

Ok, enough, no wait a minute! I wonder if you know how special we all are? Yes we are full of wonder. Live each day in a wonderful way, learning and growing and keep in wonder of the discovery and journey of life.

That Invisible Doorknob!

Well, here I go again with this ever-present closed in a room looking for that invisible doorknob!

It happens when I want to accomplish a task that seems overwhelming. Things like my papers need to be better organized, but the room I’m in seems to swallow me up alive in frustration.

So what can I do, what must I do? That invisible doorknob is somewhere within reach, I just know it! I’ve been in this room countless times.

O.K. First, take several deep breaths, maybe five or six of them. Ah. One more. Good. Now close my eyes and take a few more deep beaths but be sure it’s safe to close my eyes.

I’m feeling some of the tension subside, drift away. Good.

Now write out a simple and short plan of actions, goals and include a start and end time, but keep it simple. Smile. Smile. Relax. Baby-steps. Forward thinking.

Ok, label my folder for whatever my list shows, for example: rough drafts.

Great. We’re almost finished for now. Just in small steps and one thing at a time in that step.

Yea! I got a folder of rough drafts done today. So tomorrow I follow my list and cross off as I go, then repeat whenever necessary, one day at a time.

Space and Time

Each time that I return to these pages to write it reminds me of the things that space and time still have left open for me.

The last several days have been exceptional. Blessings unexpected. I’m so appreciative and joyful that the people in my life, my inner circle, are so genuine.

So for now that’s all I want to share but I’ll be back!