Lesson 1571 – Reclaiming my writing


Last year was terrible in oh so many ways.

Like many other creative people, the constant negativity took a toll on my what I did. If you’re a reader of this blog or even my articles, you’d know that my productivity was low.

Very low.

To the point of almost non-existent. And that made me sad, because I live by writing.

But how on earth could I write happy stories (and I do consider myself to be a happy storyteller) when the world appeared to be falling apart? When my family and friends are threatened at every moment?

I fully admit that I wasn’t the best at creating boundaries. At protecting my creative self from the constant onslaught of political madness.

2018 is going to be different (even though it appears to have started off with *several* bangs). Time on Social Media is going to be curtailed (Note, I’m putting my head in the sand, just regulating how much I’m exposed to.)

I want to write. I want to write a lot more than I did last year. Writing is what keeps me balanced. Writing is what gives me breath.

I have plans to write up my travel adventures, the experiences I had with my mom, and I also want to resurrect the stories from when I decluttered my house from top to bottom (and got rid of over 5,000 pounds of unwanted STUFF.)

I have plans.

This Christmas I got eleven new journals from my family.

Looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me.



Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Filed under Inspiration, Personal, Points to ponder, The Family

2 responses to “Lesson 1571 – Reclaiming my writing

  1. Suddenly Jamie (@suddenlyjamie)

    I’m right with you, Wendy. I used to write in my journal almost every morning … but 2017 threw me for a loop. I’ve felt almost afraid to get back to the page other than for work-related projects. But – like you – I’m determined to turn that around in 2018. Words matter. Stories matter. Art matters. We cannot stop creating or sharing. Ever. xo

  2. I am another who found the depressing events of 2017 too much to overcome in order to write. I barely wrote a blog post all year, & it wasn’t until right at the end of the year that I managed to get the final edit on my second novel completed.
    I am looking to 2018 to be a much more positive year, regardless of the political shenanigans that I am sure will carry on. We have to make our own space into a positive one, and keep on creating our worlds.

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