Friday, 21 August 2015

Find: A Five Minute Friday post



As I start to get into gear, preparing for Write 31 Days, I wonder where I'll find the time, the motivation, the inspiration. Where do I find the energy, the mental focus to do any of the things I want to do? Where do I find the solution for sleep issues, for my own frustrating behaviours that eat up my day?
The more I look, the more I realise that I'm often looking for the wrong things. To find what I need, I need to recognise what I need more. What actually energises me? What inspires me? What stops me finding those things?
Am I finding more of my true self when writing? Am I finding more of a long buried dream? Am I finding the words that fight to stay hidden? 
I don't really have answers to any of these questions yet. I didn't really know I had all of them until my fingers started typing them. 

This post was written as part of Five Minute Friday- writing in a five minute time limit on a prompt word without editing (ok I struggle with that bit and do read over as I go) and allowing free reign to thoughts. Have a look at what others have written here:



4 comments:

  1. Great rhetorical questions. I have so enjoyed doing the 31 day writing challenge the last 2 years. And it is true - where do we find the time? I always breathed a big sigh of relief when November 1st rolled around :) May you find the time, find the passion & find enjoyment as you do the challenge!

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    1. Thanks Joanna. I was very unprepared for last year as I started my blog a few days before the challenge began. Getting more organised this time which will hopefully help.

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  2. Oh, so true! I'm going to do the write31days challenge this year too. It will be my second time and my plan is to go into a LOT more organized. Do you follow Crystal Stine? She has some good helps on the subject. We can do this!

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    1. It's my second one too and I'm also working on getting more organised (have to be as away without internet access the first few days of the challenge and helping to organise a conference in October too!!). I have seen some of her tips but most is happening on Periscope which my phone doesn't support. We can do this!

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