In the US we will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday. Already, things are slowing down a bit as people travel to spend time with their families or hunker down to get everything done in this three day work week. I like this time of year. It is a quiet time for reflecting and giving thanks before the holiday retail frenzy grabs hold and unleashes a flurry of stressful buying and gift giving.
It is a perfect time to reflect, learn and begin to implement new habits and actions. Writing has been an integral part of my own reflection. It has been eye opening to explore the process of writing and learning over at Joyful Jubilant Learning this month. I encourage you to check out the posts there and consider joining in on the Group Writing Project . One of my favorite posts there this month was Opening a Vein by Káren Wallace. Filled with raw emotion, the piece was haunting, poetic and so aptly described many of my own feelings about writing.
My own journal has chronicled my fears, frustrations and fantasies about the months ahead. As I pour it all out upon the pages, I am able to clearly see paths and patterns. The task of writing it all down frequently leaves me spent but satisfied. There is a sense of space and calm as I let the thoughts tumble from my head to the page.
I must admit that not everything is clear but I have learned to be okay with that too. I am embracing carving out a road that is straight and squiggly and veers off in unexpected directions. I believe that is one of the reasons why Joanna Young’s revealing post, The Search for the Rosetta Stone or Confessions of a Serial Blogger , struck me so deeply.
This week I will be reflecting on these lessons and catching up on my reading. Of course, there will also be pie involved because it is Thanksgiving week. 🙂 I also want to take a moment to say Thank You. Whether you pop in on occasion or show up faithfully, whether you read in silence or offer comments, I am so thankful for YOU! Every single person that subscribes, reads, shares is so valued by me.
So, what’ s in store for you this week? If pie is involved, please share. 🙂