Gift of Time
|One of my writing spaces at the Inn at Cedar Falls.|
Our theme was Habits. I am a perfectionist. I want to start a job and finish it, and I want to get it done quickly and correctly the first time. That attitude doesn't lend itself to writing. As a result, ideas swirl around in my head, I jot down ideas, but I never get back to them because I know it's going to take more time than I have to write a complete piece, be it a blog post, an article for Choice Literacy, or something for school.
Sage Cohen says in The Productive Writer, "We all get the same twenty-four hours in a day. What you do with yours is up to you. You may believe that you have no time, but the fact is, you have as much time as anyone else." She tells the reader to pay attention to how she spends her time. Then, "Once you become conscious that your relationship with time is not something that happens to you but a dynamic orchestrated by you through dozens of large and small choices you make every day, you can evaluate if you would like to choose to continue the pattern you are in or create a new one."
|One of my writing spaces at home.|
Over the next few days, I'll be sharing some of my takeaways from these fabulous days. For now, I'm going to hit the publish button and head outside on this beautiful morning for a walk, another habit I am trying to instill. :)
What habits are you trying to instill in your life? How can you make it happen?
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