Being Easter Monday and the last day of my week off, I wanted to have a bit of a lazy morning, so I got up late and then watched the TV – two things I rarely do. I really enjoyed it, plus it got rid of my headache. I then read a blog titled ‘Amaze yourself and Let Go’ from one of my favourite and inspiring bloggers Awesomely Awake (great timing thank you!). The first few lines of the post said…
“What would happen if just today you let go of the tight grip you keep on your life? Would the world fall apart? Would YOUR world fall apart?”
It’s an excellent post – one that makes you stop and think about things. And the funny thing was, it was only because I had stopped, that I had the time to read it. Amazing! The post ended with two writing prompts, the second one being “Is there anything in your life that you’d like to let go of …?” This drove me into scribbling mode and I wrote enough notes for about four posts across my many blogs!
It made me think about what I said to my partner yesterday (whilst in the midst of one of my headaches) which was “I feel like giving up on My Writing challenge!” Now, although he’s not a fan of blogging or any other type of social media activity for that matter, he knows how much it means to me and responded “you can’t stop now, you’re only twenty something days away”. Of course I wasn’t serious about stopping, but what if I did decide to have a day off, or stop the challenge, with just 21 days to go? What would happen?
Absolutely nothing disastrous would happen! I would have just embarked on something else, something better, something that wasn’t daily, and something that was more suited to my lifestyle. If I was to then fast forward into the future, who would remember that I never completed the last 21 days? The answer is….only me.
The point I’m trying to bounce around today is that every writer deserves some time off now and again and to feel okay about it (more about this point tomorrow). After all, in my day job I get annual leave and weekends off, even though I do fill it with other things.
From the jumble of over 1500 words that I’ve written throughout today, these are just a few that I’ve unravelled. More of my ramblings tomorrow…
Hope you’ve had a great Easter break.