I don’t do resolutions – typically.
I tend to think they are a waste of time and just a tool to stress you out and make you feel inadequate because you didn’t fulfill your promise to yourself.
But this year, I decided to make one resolution – to blog everyday.
Blogging everyday is something that I do, but it’s usually for work. It’s still creative, but it’s not the same as writing for myself. It’s not the same as keeping a diary or journal. There is something very therapeutic about the act of writing down one’s thoughts.
Writing releases emotion from the body.
It takes it out of the mind and places it onto paper – or screen, as the case may be. I need that release. Sometimes I feel too exhausted to write for myself… or I feel that I have nothing of import to say. But that’s a self-conscious perspective that has no place in the creative process.
These blogs, I’m calling them ‘dailies,’ might end up categorized as other topics if they turn into more than simple musings. Sometimes, these dailies might be bad poetry, sometimes really deep thoughts, sometimes a catalog of my day – other times you might find some social commentary.
Who knows? But that’s part of the fun and the creative process.
I do know that I’ll include an image from something in my daily life, like the pic to the right, for no reason other than it might serve as a point of inspiration if I can’t think of anything about which to write.
That’s it for me today, I think….. there are a lot of things that I’m choosing not to write about right now – like grieving and the holidays. Hopefully, that will make it into another post, because I know that I need to write about my grief more. It’s something I need to get out of my system. I just can’t handle writing about it yet.
What about you? Did you make any resolutions for the new year?