Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

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I’m back tonight to say “Howdy, ya’ll” before I log into my online class. The past two weeks have really challenged my intention to blog regularly. Last week was the first week of being back in school for my son, my self and my new group of students. We are all still adjusting and sometimes my head seems to be spinning faster than a teeny, tiny tornado.  The other activity that has been taking up a lot of my time is my involvement in an online class about writing children’s books.  I’m really enjoying it but it has pulled me away from blogging. We’ve been working on developing our writers’ purpose and identifying our roadblocks to writing.

As I enter this new phase I would like to encourage all of my readers to seek out an interest that has been in the back of your mind for a long time. Is there something you’ve been putting off until the time is right? Something that was a dream long ago that you might want to dust off? Something new that’s been tickling your fancy? (I love that phrase, it comes with an image of a feather duster).  If there is something that you would like to explore, try finding the tiniest possible step, just a tidbit, to move you toward it. Maybe it’s researching your topic or finding an online class. Maybe it’s tossing out the idea to some like-minded friends and asking if they would like to get together to try it.  Maybe it’s telling a trusted confidante that you’re going to do it and then having them work with you as an accountability partner and gently nudging you toward your interest.  It might even be acknowledging it to yourself and writing it down.

I have found that there is usually no “perfect time” other than the present moment to get started on something that you really want to do. Let your passion shine through and go find it. Invite your muse to come for tea and make it special. Bring home some fresh flowers, put on some of your favorite music, light a candle and honor your calling.

Let me know what’s calling you and what your answer will be.

In our class last night we were reminded of the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. “Slow and steady wins the race.” That advice holds true no matter what new endeavor we start. Congratulations on running!


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