The Next Write Thing

Back in October, I challenged myself and a handful of you to “just write something” over the course of several weeks. We started with a few minutes, and build our writing tolerances up to a half hour. We started with some questions that could take on their own life, even if you weren’t a writer you would have something to […]

#JuWriSoMos Challenge, final reflection

Dear First Ever Participants of the #JuWriSoMos Challenge, This past one hundred and six days have been such a fascinating journey. There has been so much going on in my daily life during this time, and I know that each of you have had a lot going on during this time too! To be able to write this letter, my […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 15

How do I even begin this reflection… Fifteen weeks ago, I set out on this adventure with a group of other folks who all wanted to write more, get back into a writing project, and check in with themselves more. We started with writing five minutes a day, and I honestly thought I was going to be so irritated by […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 14

As this challenge comes closer and closer to its conclusion (we only have one full week and one day left!), I find myself once again in a reflective space. This challenge has helped me become confident in my ability to focus, and work on something consistently over time. And now that we’re almost done with the challenge, there’s a bit […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 13

This past week was a lot. Between cancellations, meetings going over time, time with friends and family we don’t see often, and massive changes to plans because of weather…it was a lot like navigating through bowls of spaghetti.Add to this that it is Human Trafficking Awareness Month (which I have been posting about in my blog), and the way we […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflection, week 12

Most people don’t know this about me unless we’ve been connected for awhile, but I spend December and January in reflection. I know that’s really not strange when you think about it. For me, I use the time very intentionally to reflect back on the year, the goals I set for myself, and really tuning in to the themes that […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 10

Take time Even if it is just a moment Enjoy the unlikely silence just before the home awakens Savor that first sip of coffee Breathe deeply that early morning air Feel the warmth of the sun shining through the window Take time Notice the sparkle in the eyes of a loved one The sound of the water as it washes […]

#JuWriSoMos reflection, week 9

Winding down for the year always comes with a certain amount of reflection for me. Reflection about what I have encountered over the past year, what I’ve accomplished, and what I need to work on. It’s kind of a point to pause, let is all catch up, settle, and re-set. Even when it is super busy, there’s still this part […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflection, week 8

This past week has been a really good way to move into the second half of this challenge. One of the things that I hoped to do during this challenge was find a way to get over my block about not being able to connect to my writing without having a chunk of a few hours to write in. Previously […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, Week 7

Over the last week I have really reflected on the highlights and themes I have noticed since this challenge began. And I find myself reflecting on the fact that this part of the challenge is aligned with the time of year where I intentionally evaluate what my goals for the last year were and identifying where I want to go […]