In addition to noticing how infrequently I write, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about my life, self care, the future, what I love, etc. I think that part of why I haven't given space to writing is that it often consumes me. When I was traveling through Jordan, writing for Friends Journal back in 2011, I would often find inspiration to write around 11 or 12 at night and stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning like a mad woman frantically typing as fast as I could. Yet it was those moments of manic inspiration that really made me feel alive--like God was flowing through me.
Maybe by that time of night, all the walls I had put up throughout the day to keep God from pouring out were finally weakened with exhaustion. Maybe, there is something about the night where the barrier between the cosmic networks of life and spirit are more easily seen through. Maybe, I'm just a crazy manic women who find solace and inspiration under the stars.
What ever it may be, I've missed writing. And, I'm hoping that by keeping myself to at least a few words a day, I'll be more faithful to the inspiration when it flows out of me. I've come up with a schedule of daily topics to get me started, though as the world and life come in and out of play, this schedule is sure to provoke laughter from the God of creation.
Monday- Query from New England Yearly Meeting's Faith and Practice
Tuesday- Role Models
Wednesday- Musings on a Submission theme from Journals (Friends Journal, Quaker Life etc.)
Thursday- Article Review
Friday- Quakers around the world
Here's to 2014! I'll be turning 29 years old this year, and I've been also thinking about "all those things to do before you're 30." There are tons of lists out there and many of them include a 365day project. Maybe this will turn into one of those. Maybe not. Keep reading and see!