In 2018, I had this idea to do a Write & Sip, but I allowed fear to hold me back from creating it. At the top of 2019, I told @kyinny about the Write & Sip and she invited me to host it in her space (@suite 607) and we locked in a date. It was too late to turn back. 🖊
On April 20, 2019 my FIRST Write & Sip happened. My guests said sharing stories about love, broken hearts, growth and confessions was therapeutic + entertaining. With each writing prompt, I encouraged them to think beyond what was on the page, to go deeper with that what seemed obvious. The result was humbling. It’s never easy to share your truth in a room full of strangers and these BRAVE scribes did it despite tears and laughter. One guest suggested that I change the title to Write, Sip & Chat because of all the great conversation starters. 🖊
My plan was to assemble a group of writers and aspiring writers to connect and share. The result was beyond what I had imagined and my fear was just false energy appearing real. 🖊
Oh, and my shirt (another one of my ideas) says it all: I’m a Write or Die Chick, Not Ride Or Die Chick. #Sorrynotsorry some things aren’t worth dying for. 📸 @meanjeanius ...
I’m listening to the Great Barred Owl’s “who cooks for you, who cooks for you all” call, the Robin’s sweet whistle, and the Mourning Dove’s plaintive coo as I drink my morning cuppa. A gloomy fog has settled in across the land, a mirror of my current mood. Try as I might, I can’t seem to shake this feeling of dread. My writing just isn’t flowing lately. It’s a struggle every day, nonetheless I persist. To the creators out there: What do you need in order to continue flowing? I need security and stability, which I just don’t have. It’s a good thing I’m so determined, or I’d be tempted to give up on my dream. .
A note about this photo: I found this typewriter at a Flea Market when I was ten-years-old. It’s been back and forth between England and the USA more times than seems wise. I ran out of typewriter ribbon long ago (perhaps I’ll find the right kind soon) but I’ll always keep it nearby, to remind me how long I’ve clung to this dream. .
#springhashtagchallenge bloom and Easter. ...
I journaled this morning for the first time in FOREVER!
Which is weird. I love to write. So why don’t I journal regularly?
Simple, I have no idea what to say to a piece of paper, especially if I’m supposed to be talking to it everyday.
I mean what does paper even like to talk about?!
But really, all joking aside. Journaling is therapeutic for me and I’m kind of annoyed with myself that I’ve done such a poor job incorporating it into my daily life.
To get me off to a strong start, I’ve chosen to use a book of prompts to get the ideas and writing flowing. I loved that this morning, it gave me a definitive direction for my writing and made it so fun!
Do you journal? If so, do you use prompts? Do you just write whatever comes to mind? Do you journal daily? And what impact, if any, do you feel it has on your life?