http://umddanceteam.com/asthma Writing has been one of my passions since I wrote my first poem in second grade. I studied journalism in college, have had an article published in a local town newspaper and written lovely letters to friends. But what I have not done is dedicated any time to writing and challenging myself to see if I can actually write. Not to be published necessarily, bit really tallow my thoughts and feelings and humor to come alive on a blank page.
buy generic isotretinoin no prescription So, I picked up a book called A Writers Book of Days – A Spirited Companion & Lively Muse for the Writing Life by Judy Reeves. The book helps a writer get into the practice of writing and offers a daily prompt to write about.
The book emphasizes that to allow the words to flow through you, you should write by hand in a notebook – pen to paper. So I will begin today, January 1st with the first prompt. As I will be writing by hand, I will not be sharing what I am writing but I will share the prompts and how the practice of writing is affecting my daily life. Feel free to write along as well.
January 1 prompt: Things that enter by way of silence (after Mark Strand)…
I have officially started the Countdown to Christmas Hallmark holiday movies. Well….full disclosure I started watching the Hallmark Holiday Movies in July! Ok call me a sap for those somewhat limited acting, wonderful wholesome, romantic movies. Every time my husband pops into the room and sees me watching another one, I tell him “This storyline is totally different…” to which he responds with a mocking chuckle. But the recent movies for the 2017 Countdown to Christmas really do have more unique plot and storylines – still holding onto the “falling in love in the end moment” for all of us Hallmark movie saps!
Tonights line up was Coming Home for Christmas and Every Christmas Has a Story!
There is nothing like getting a surprise in the mail. With todays world, not many letters are sent through the mail and usually any boxes delivered say Amazon on them and we know what is inside because we ordered it.But today a plain, white box was delivered to my door. I opened it and it was a book – I won the St Martins Press drawing to read and review the advanced copy of The Wife Between Us. It will be released to the public in January so I need to get started!
I cant wait to read it and review it! Thanks so much St Martins Press!
#meetthemrs #thewifebetweenus #stmartinspress
It is funny to me that the crutches in my closet started to literally be my crutch! Every day when I opened my closet to get ready for the day the big orthopedic bag of supplies welcomed me with the reminder that it is eleven years since the accident and I still creak when I take a step and that I cannot wear the three inch Nine West pumps that would look great with my dress. Propped in the corner of the closet the glimmer of the steel crutch catches my eye as I remember the months I spent leaning on them. Until this past weekend when I opened the closet and the first thing I looked at was the new waterproof backpack my husband bought me to use on our newly found hobby of kayaking. When my eyes deverted to the ortho bag and crutches I realized they were simply taking up space on my shelf not to mention the space in my mind. Those things no longer define me – they simply hold me back from trying to redefine who I am. I am not the woman who survived, nor am I the woman who can’t do because of physical limitations but rather I am the woman who no longer needs crutches and who trys new things and never says “I cant”. I am defined by my will to do.
As they stand, eating Klondikes, standing on the staircase facing eachother talking and laughing about their day. I can’t believe my baby girl is 20 and heading back to college in two weeks and my baby boy is 17, towers over my head and will be applying for college in a few weeks. My mind traces back to the days when they would have a fight and I would make them stand, facing eachother – touching “Noses and Toes-es” until they apologized (or laughed and forgot what the fight was about). This is a fond memory for me but when I retell it, they do not remeber it so fondly! But now they love spending anytime they can spend together and I know my husband and I have done right by them. They feel love and are loved.