I’m back. Thank God for #reverb16 as I have basically not written since #reverb15.
Day 1: Intentions. Let’s set our intention for the month of December on writing, creativity, and expression. What do you hope to get out of a month of writing each day? What is your favorite part about writing – the idea, the first words, the final sentiments?
What do I hope to get out of a month of writing each day?
Last year’s #reverb exercise was such a positive experience and I hope to recreate a little of that magic this year.
I found as I reflected on the daily prompts, I learned so much about myself I hadn’t previously taken the time to consider. I’m really good at busying myself so as not to have to think about the important stuff and I came to appreciate the break in the action. Even when it got uncomfortable.
I found just the act of writing everyday to be very soothing and stress relieving. It also acted as a creative outlet I don’t think I even knew I needed.
It provided incredible clarity regarding what is truly important to me as well as motivation to prioritize those things in my life. It may have saved my marriage.
So while I have pretty high hopes for this year’s go at it, I would be perfectly happy to just write everyday expectation-free. Put the words on the paper…er…screen…and enjoy the quiet time of reflection. If it happens to help my marriage, or bring about world peace? Gravy.
What is my favorite part about writing – the idea, the first words, the final sentiments?
My favorite part of writing is how I can sit down, absolutely sure I’m going to take one stance, opinion, view…and somewhere along the way, it changes. It’s like having a written account of my own personal growth on any given topic. Now, you, the reader, may not always get to see this evolution, but it happens more often than not and I love that writing affords me the time and tools to create and record these mini-transformations.
The holiday season can get so crazy and I’m happy to have found a way to slow things down and be in the moment…or 60+…writing about it.
If you’d like to join me, you can use the prompts I use daily to write your own blog posts. Or, since not everyone has their own blog, I invite you to comment below my posts with any thoughts you have on the topic of the day. I’d love to hear from you!