*This is a quote that my BFF gave to me years ago. I’ve always treasured it and I keep it on my fridge with a magnet. Once in a while I will remember to stop and read it. I did that yesterday. Every time I do this, it stops me in my tracks. A wonderful and beautiful sentiment. I want to share this beautiful wish with you. May your life always be as blessed.
These Are My Wishes For You–
“May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.
May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.
May you find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.
May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on other’s judgement of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.”
My posting here has been sporadic lately. I’ve written a few good pieces and think that my writing continues to improve. But there are certainly days when inspiration is lacking.
Writing, for the most part, has simply been me sitting at the keyboard attempting to express something I’m feeling. OR, my process for writing can be inspired by almost anything; a word, a phrase, a memory. Very often, the inspiration is music. I never know what will strike me. I’m going to share a few things with you that have inspired me.
I put myself on a 30 day challenge to do a Post A Day, for 30 days. I succeeded! THIS is post #30. I’m proud of sticking with it and accomplishing it. I’ve learned a few things along the way of my little challenge and thought that I would share what I’ve learned with you.
If you’ve lived on this planet for any length of time and paid attention, then hopefully you’ve learned a thing or two. Below are some things that I’ve learned along the way and some of my points of view.
Continuing from my previous post:
#16. Internet Dating has ruined the world of dating. You are now a commodity. (a future post on this to come)
I seem to be stalled in my writing. Not that I write anything necessarily profound, but I have felt that my posts as of late, have been lacking, uninspired, blah. Nothing seems to spark me. The weekly prompts I participate in, the daily prompts, nothing seems to grab me.
With this in mind, I’ve decided to do one of those “Post-A-Day” things.
This has worked for me in the past and I guess it’s time to do it again. I think that most people find it to be true that the longer you are away from writing the less inspired you are to write. For me, if I push myself to write every day, even if it’s crap, eventually the juices start flowing and I’m back in the pink again.
So here’s your warning: For the next 30 days, I am going to post Something everyday. I say that this is a warning because the last time that I did this, believe me, those 30-some posts were NOT my best work.
For those of you that follow my blog on a regular basis, I apologize. What you are about to see here will most likely be a whole lot of junk, crap, shinola and garbage.
I hope that this exercise will put me back in good writing form. Wish me luck my dear friends and I thank you in advance for your patience.
(C) 2018 Penny Wilson
It’s funny the way inspiration strikes. Sometimes it’s just a word I hear or see in print. One word. It’s enough to snowball into a story or poem, or something totally different. Like this post!
The past week or so I’ve struggled to find writing inspiration. But when it happens… Bang!
I had it. Dammit! I did! I had the Perfect line!
I’ve been playing around with an idea for a poem. It may still happen. I’ve got a rough draft.
I was sitting outside with my little dog while he did his business and thought of the PERFECT line for this poem. I thought, “Oh, I’ve got to go inside and write this down RIGHT NOW.” So I quickly go back into the house.
Buy the time I get in the house, sit down and open up the laptop, its gone. It just slipped away! Arrrrrgh!! I’ve got just a whisp, a hint, of what it was and I wrote that down, but it’s not the ONE.
Do you have things like this happen when you write? What do you do to solve it?
Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson
With the approach of the New Year, it makes me think about New Beginnings. It seems that I’ve “started over” a thousand times in my life.
We moved around a lot when I was a kid growing up. So I was constantly starting a new school, making new friends. Starting over.
Once in a while, I will get a question from a friend about why I posted something in particular. These friends are well meaning. They want to be sure that I’m ok. I’m very blessed to have these people in my life.
What you see here does not always reflect what is happening in my life. Other times it will. I’ll keep you guessing.