#MicroblogMondays: Adding Back the Practice of Writing.


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A week ago, when my client work was winding down, I had a nightmare in which I was taking a masters writing class with Elizabeth Gilbert – one of the people in this world I’d like to meet the most. In the dream, I was horrified to discover that I was all out of writing ideas. I couldn’t put a word down on paper.

I did not have the time for writing -or reading! – these past few months. Or, more authentically – I did not make the time. There’s only so many hours in a day, and I chose to spend my very little free time continuing to train for my marathon and upcoming triathlons.

In the past month, though, I have managed to carve out 10-15 minutes a day for daily meditation, mostly because I was going back to my usual stressed out, harried, anxiety-filled mornings inside my head. It’s been so good.

And now I’m done with my full time work, thank goodness. Despite the hours and stress and lack of time, I enjoyed the people and the job a LOT. It did wonders for both my confidence and my reality that I need to continue working as an accountant, which is good. I’m a little sad I’m done working with this company – they’re really good people.

But I’m not sad to see the hours go. And having time to write again – yessssss.

I want to tell you about my marathon in February – I set a new personal best! – and have some pictures and stories about our vacation afterwards to share. Also, in a couple of weeks, over spring break, Owen and I are (finally!) redoing his bedroom; getting rid of the nursery and giving him an actual Big Kid room. Jeff and I are also using the KonMari method to declutter and clean the rest of our house this spring, and I cannot wait to share those efforts with you. And at the end of the month, I’m going back to Kripalu for what I’m hoping will continue to be an annual pilgrimage for yoga and journaling and nature and meditation and rest and relaxation.

So bear with me here for the next couple of weeks, as I start my practice of writing daily again.

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5 Responses to #MicroblogMondays: Adding Back the Practice of Writing.

  1. Traci York says:

    Wow, what a nightmare! That’s even worse than the traditional being naked on stage during a play – I’d rather be without clothes, than without words! Three cheers for having time to write again!

  2. Sounds like you have a good course planned out! Glad you’re writing again! 🙂

  3. noemi says:

    Yay! I’ve missed you. I’m glad you’ll be writing again. I can’t wait to hear all about everything.

  4. Mel says:

    Take that, Elizabeth Gilbert — the woman has a lot to write about 🙂

  5. Catwoman73 says:

    Welcome back Karen! I look forward to hearing about everything you’ve been up to, and everything you have planned! Given how busy you’ve been, I don’t think there’s any chance that your nightmare might come true. Anyone that busy will always have stuff to talk about!

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