Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Changing Priorities

wishcastingI adore the Wishcasting Wednesday prompts posed by the inspiring Jamie Ridler. She has a way of getting me to think in a way that cuts right to the heart of things. This week she asks, "What do you wish to change?"

I wish to change my focus. As life took over this summer (and continues to keep throwing unexpected challenges our way), my writing fell by the wayside.

I love writing. I started working on a book in the spring, but haven't added to it since the beginning of summer. My blog has been a bit sparse. I don't think I've journaled in two months.

It's time to get back to it. And yet, time is always the factor isn't it? There never seems to be enough time.

I wish to change my focus, to make writing a priority. (I initially wrote, "to make writing more of a priority," then realized that phrasing already diminished it.)

For me writing is a way to organize my thoughts, to explore a topic, to open a conversation. Writing is a way to express my questions and my truths.

When I write, I feel better about my day. My attitude changes. I feel gratitude and wonder.

I wish to make writing a priority. Because no one else can do it for me.

What do you wish to change?

4 comments:

  1. It's a wonderful wish! I've been struggling with writing myself. I'm pretty good at my morning pages, but I have a hard time focusing my writing in any other substantial way. I don't know which way to go ;)

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you too!

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  2. Yes, I want to also make this change! As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you!

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  3. Butt. In. Chair. Every day. Whether you think you have something to write about or not. The action itself will open a well spring of inspiration and creativity. It's amazing how that works. ;-)

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  4. It's hard, this life, isn't it? So many things to do, so little time! I've been trying to prioritise my writing, but I still seem to let other things get in the way all too often. Good luck!

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