Have you ever had a comment that made you stop and think? Or a post that you can easily connect to? It happens quite often here in this writing community, but I rarely take the time to share my thoughts and reflections beyond my comments. Today, I am. I am writing to learn. To learn more about me.
I've thought a lot about Terje's comment:
Also, her SOL post about learning about herself through her writing has me thinking too. I can relate to her reflections:
"Blogging and being part of SOL community has helped me to learn about myself. Deciding what to write about and how to write has helped me to see what really matters in my life. Sometimes people who comment see things in me that have gone unnoticed to myself or they bring out the best in me."
And I'm exhausted.
No thoughts of a story. No hopes of creating a little magic. My brain was, is, and always seems to be tired.
So I did what I could do best: Write in the moment late Tuesday nights. Or as Terje stated, "what really matters in my life" right now.
But I learned about myself as a writer, even in the late, tired nights.
- My stories still mattered.
- My words still created a little magic.
- It's important to JUST WRITE.
- Writing in the now is as important as capturing little moments because that is what really matters in my life right now.
- I could not and would not miss a Tuesday Slice of Life. (I actually felt a sense of guilt waiting into the late Tuesday evening!)
- I did not want to miss the connection of words and support from those readers that stumbled into my little world to read my posts...
- because those comments teach me more about me and give my words weight.
- I did not want to worry my Mom and Dad if I didn't write!
I still need to get my priorities straight. I need to dedicate the time appropriately. I need to be patient and understand that I can't do it all right now.
But I will continue to write. And I took a step in the right direction: I wrote this Monday evening.