Sometimes you need to find inspiration rather than hoping, wishing and praying inspiration will find you.
This morning I was inspired by the very experience of waking up in a different than normal room. It was a rare all alone morning. I was greeted by the sunrise to and in two hours was terrifically inspired and documenting playfully brought so many rewards, including this exact blog post.
Here is what the morning delivered to Instagram, first take.
Sunday morning in the Tank Room: my notebook, a steaming cup of coffee, windows with fresh chilled air wide open. The pages await.
The sadness and perceived failures of last week are gone. Processing is ongoing. The words are waiting right on the edge of my pen, the paper waits in joyful anticipation.
As a new week begins, take a moment to forgive yourself and have compassion as necessary for what was. Stand in the blessings of what is now – no matter how gloomy or sunny or pale and pasty it looks.
Take out your notebook and write. Start with gratitude or a description of where you are and simply move your pencil. Follow where it leads you.
Tips and Writing Prompt:
Review your weekend for gold nuggets and seeds for writing and reflection. On a fresh page in your writing notebook (or in a document on your computer) start a list from 1 – 10.
Recall moments that are continuing to show up because of either how they felt as they lived them or what your senses told you in the moment of experience.
I have many from this particular weekend because I finally got out of town after a long time of no visits anyplace other than my own four walls and places in the near vicinity, but this experience of nuggets and seeds for writing is something that happens every day, no matter where you are.
I will prove this by providing a list from my own life daily this week so that you may see this practice put into use.
I am setting a timer and giving myself five minutes to complete this list.
Feel free to do a quick review of any images you took, snap chat story pieces you told and Instagram photos and well as tweets and facebook conversations.
These “throwaway” items may be exactly the seeds you need to create some content that inspires and delights your audiences.
I’m setting a timer to get my list done efficiently.
- Amtrak to Fresno. Mimosas and for me, What was I doing with my phone?
- Walking in the heat, ugh, didn’t like that part.
- A room of my own – sunrise haven
- Living in a tree
- Hussle hussle hussle…. J
- Undercover Uber
- I felt old, so old
- Little Julie writes in a windowsill
- Two poems on one morning
- I manifested this?
- Syncronicity rules – this roost, this nest I’m finding myself in
- Agriculture and politics
- Do I fit in anywhere? No. And it doesn’t matter, really.
- Why aren’t I doing this?
- Confidence cluster (build it)
- The magic carpet backpack
- Blonde Chicana, cake and I need to connect more
- Emma’s story intersects with my story
- Need to reach out to contact Arcadia because that one faculty member won’t let go, isn’t appropriate and is being downright abusive.
- Midsummer Damn I need to rent you
- Can there be any more mulberries?
- Pizza on the street and Chocolate cake in the Zen Meditation Tea room
- Beer in red cups in a skate shop with a bunch of poets
- He looked like that guy in 30something? YES! He did!
Julie Jordan Scott inspires people to experience artistic rebirth via her programs, playshops, books, performances and simply being herself out in the world. She is a writer, creative life coach, speaker, performance poet, Mommy-extraordinaire and mixed-media artist whose Writing Camps and Writing Playgrounds permanently transform people’s creative lives. Watch for the announcement of new programs coming in soon!
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