Here are all of the reasons I told myself today why not to join the Slice of Life Story Challenge:
What if I don’t know what to write about?
What if I’m too busy?
What if I miss a day of posting?
What if I fall asleep right before I click “Paste”?
What if someone is judgmental of my writing?
What if I’m afraid of what I may write?
What if my piece isn’t perfect?
What if I intend to write, but don’t, and then feel failure?
What if I can’t keep up?
What if I’m disappointed in my product?
What if I have writer’s block?
What if I have to work?
What if I’m nervous to put myself out there?
But, what if…
When I put myself out there, I learn about myself just as much as others will learn about me.
When I have to work, I schedule time for myself to write, even for 15 minutes, because writing is part of my work.
When I have writer’s block, I’m forced to be mindful and reflect on my daily interactions, thoughts, and feelings. Somewhere, in my internal universe, there is a story.
When I’m disappointed in my product, I use the comments and suggestions of others to grow as a writer and a crafter of story.
When I can’t keep up, I tell myself that it’s ok. Do what you can.
When I don’t write and feel failure, go into the archives of writing pieces I have saved that I haven’t yet shared and possibly post one of them. Those stories need to be told.
When my piece isn’t perfect, I rejoice! What fun is perfect?
When I’m afraid of what I may write, I embrace it. Be honest.
When I think someone may be judgmental, I let that go.
When I fall asleep right before clicking “Paste”, I “Paste” when my eyes reopen. It’s ok.
When I miss a day of posting, I carry on and post the following day. It’s really ok.
When I think I’m too busy, I recall all that I make time for and prioritize. Writing is important to me. Make time for what is important.
When I don’t know what to write about, I look around, I listen, I reflect, I remember. My story is right in front of me.
My story is right in front of me.
Day 1 (#SOL20)