Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Got to go!
How does writing feel to you? A question inspired by Rissa's end of the month post on slicing and Stacey's call for slices @ the Two Writing Teachers Blog Site...and the topic of today's slice. I wasn't going to slice today-I've had way too many things happening personally and professionally lately...and then this week's call for Tuesday slices hit me like a brick wall...I had a moment-a reality moment and passionate thoughts began flowing through my head, into my fingers and onto the screen.
One day you wake up and it just happens. You realize you can no longer fit in those jeans. The ones you love! The ones you live in! The ones you just can't bare to give away to the Goodwill...and then you realize-you've got to take something off of your plate in order to get back into those jeans-the ones you just can't give up! No more laying down flat and sucking in that belly thing on the bed to get the zipper up and the button latched! You know the jeans-the ones you adore-the faded, tattered, almost-feel-like-jammies jeans. Taking something off the plate will allow for a reduction in daily calories of things that don't fit your nutritional needs! And then, maybe, just maybe-they'll fit again...
The jeans that I thought I was wearing so well were my "writing jeans"! To fit back into them every day as I did in the month of March, I have to take something off of my plate and say goodbye to it-forever?
REVELATION! I know what isn't fitting my nutritional needs now-I.really.know. I've had a moment with a particular food item on my plate that is giving me no nutritional value whatsoever! This revelation will allow me to remove the item and fill my plate only with what is needed so that I can begin to consider fitting back into those jeans-writing again-more frequently (maybe not every day-but close enough). I am now confessing...the thing that must be removed immediately is candy.crush.saga! There I've professed it. Now you know why I haven't been writing. I want to beat it...but now I know that while I thought I was getting something from it-it has been getting something from me! My free time! NO MORE CANDY CRUSH! GOT TO GO!
So, to fit back into my writing jeans, here is my plan:
1. Write first!
2. If time is left over, read
3. If any free minutes are available-only then can I play it...I already know that I probably won't and shouldn't...it's so fun...may be just a little?
What has no nutritional value in your life and needs removed from your plate so you can fit in your "writing jeans"?
Thanks Stacey-for having me check my writing self...how does it feel? Better now...because now I know what needs to happen.