I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed writing and sharing my reflections on scripture, on life, on everyday moments.
Now that I am retired, I have time. Or maybe it is better to say that I will soon have time. Right now we are getting ready to move. Packing and cleaning and planning. This is our last move. Next stop – heaven.
At least that is our plan. Of course, we all know what happens when we plan.
So the best way to get back into writing every day is to write every day. Makes sense, right?
Here are some thoughts:
1. Write at the same time every day. At least the same time of day. So far that hasn’t worked. I started this blog post this morning, Then I had to go to the store to get something.
Then I needed to fix myself something to eat.
Then I needed to check mail because I have not checked it for 2 days.
And I have not done morning prayer yet and it is already afternoon.
2. Organize my writing time.
I guess this is obvious. I need to decide when and where I will write. That will help me keep it up every day. If I just let it happen whenever, well, it may not happen at all. I can procrastinate with the best.
Who is surprised about that?
3. Pray before I write. I pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire me. I know I was inspired to write this list. That is a beginning. And I want to write reflections on scripture as well. Daily.
4. Blog about everyday events. Not only reflections on scripture, but also reflections on everyday life. Of course, there is that book idea. And my podcast. Oh dear.
See how things can just snowball? I do not want to overburden myself or I just won’t do any of it.
Just one day at a time.
5. Start writing. The only way to write is to just start writing. There may never be a good time or a perfect idea. I may never publish any of this. That would be OK with me. I have been away from writing because there was too much on my to-do list. What if I just want to write for the love of writing? What if this needs to be at the top of my to-do list?
There is only one way to find out.