Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Half-written/Never posted: The Good Stuff

One of my favorite authors/artists/humans on earth posted this today:
Credit: Dallas Clayton
 I want to be the little pink guy holding the dandelion.  After seeing this it struck me that the main thing that overwhelms me in life is all the "stuff" we hold onto.  It makes me feel heavy and sluggish.  Clothes and toys and just THINGS.  The thought of all the stuff makes me panicky  

Starting now we are going to begin purging and only holding onto the good stuff.  
Seriously this time.

To soothe my anxious heart I opened a file on my desktop that I keep labeled "random pix".  It's a collection of my favorite pictures from over the years.  My happy place.   I can't flip through the images in that file without smiling.  Ater slowly scrolling through the images I closed the folder and renamed it 'The Good Stuff".

The pure. The free. The joy-inducing. 
This is what the good stuff in life looks like. (to me)
"holding sunshine in my hands" - Max
vacation...breaking the rules.

And after all, we

#half-written/abandoned blog post

Monday, January 26, 2015

Abandoned Blog Posts

My blog account is a ghost town of half-written posts I've never published.  So many stories sit lonely in the "drafts" folder. Some I never finished because I ran out of time, or maybe the relevancy passed or I just struggled to find the focus to finish it. 

I’ve been quiet on the blog recently.  
My usual pace of once-a-week posts has slowed to once a month at best. There's no one reason in particular. 

Life has been beautiful and cluttered as usual, much like the words inside me. Sometimes they flow onto the screen effortlessly, and other times, I find myself stuck, trying to sift through my thoughts and make sense of what's on my heart.

 So in an effort to break my writers block I'm going to publish some of those forgotten/half written blog posts over the next couple weeks.  Set them free.  They'll be incomplete and irrelevant, but I'm embracing the fact that not everything comes in a perfectly wrapped package. 

I'm challenging myself to have the courage to hit the "publish" button without editing, rewording or adding anything to the posts.  Fragmented and partially complete will have to be enough. 

Stay tuned ;)