At least five times each day, a great idea for writing crosses my mind. However, it's usually at a time, fleeting moments of inspiration, that I cannot immediately stop what I am doing to write down the idea or to even think much further on it than it being an idea at all. And isn't that what this is all about; simply finding that inspiration in the everyday "normality" that is my life? I do not need to expand on every single idea I've ever had to write. I do not need to put into writing any and every life experience I'm having or have had. What I do need to do is look at life through the eyes and heart as though I intend to share them through writing. It makes for richer moments, while I'm having certain experiences that trigger the inspiration; somewhere in the vast expanses of my mind, there is a memory being forged, thus being "written" in my life's tale. Finding that inspiration is far more important than the act of turning it into some form of data to be stored on the internet.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Yesterday, I didn't write here. That means I made it five days into my projected 100 days that I was attempting to write. Honestly, I didn't even think about it until it was "too late", and I was home late by myself after a night out with a friend, commiserating about our life's recent circumstances. Quite frankly I came to this conclusion: I can't and shouldn't force myself to write, nor should I feel bad if I can't make it to 100 days consecutive. Done and done. Perhaps I can think of a more realistic challenge as not every single day permits a time to sit and write. As well, oftentimes I find myself frustrated to feel like I'm writing something worthwhile, adding to the stress of the self imposed personal challenge. This shouldn't be stressful, this should be fun and challenging, but not guilt inducing.