I read in an article a month or so back how women use more words in their day than men. There were varying “tests” done, but overall showing females did use more words in a day than the guys.
Ok, I might buy into that, after all, I rarely find myself without words 😛
In fact one day I decided I’d try and text and talk like a guy… using less words… did I say a day ? I barely made it through a couple hours haha
Words. I love words.
They abound in my head, ideas leaping around and thoughts clamoring for attention and to be set free. Sometimes those words and ideas bug me during the night. Other times I’m out doing my daily schlepping through life and I get this great idea and I’m digging for something to throw it down on lest I forget later ( hey, I’m older! My brain is often scratched out on a legal note pad 😉 what’s worse is if I’m out running… I almost turn the idea into a chant to keep it in my head. Truly, it’s when I do some of my best thinking.
I get inspired from so much of the world I operate in.
People. Situations. Observations. My own thoughts ( scary, I know) Sometimes, even laughing at myself 😛
Words paint wonderful pictures. I love how you can take an idea in your head and shape it into something that people can see and “get”. Or when you have something you feel passionately about, write it, and it resonates with the people who read it.
Nothing…is more satisfying.
So imagine my frustration? Perplexity ? Shock ? When I contemplated a few weeks ago what I was going to write on and…..
Silence. Crickets chirping. Nothing. It was hard to even come up with ideas. I didn’t come up with ideas.
Well, let’s not overlook my son was getting married (that happened Sept 12 and you’ll be hearing about that 😉 and really my mind was on that constantly. Not to mention juggling some family things and life well, I guess it just left me feeling, blank.
I was semi-horrified. How does this happen?
I’m a woman. I’m loaded with words. A plethora of words on any given day. What. the. heck.
So I did what any smart woman would do. I hit up a friend of mine who is a published author ( her third book just released… look her up… Jolene Navarro)
Anyway, I asked her as an author if she ever got “empty” “wordless” left holding the bag basically. She laughed and assured me she was currently 5,000 words behind in her writing.
Ah, sympathy. Just what I needed.
I told her I loved writing on health, fitness and of course all things running, but I had all these other ideas tripping through my head and those words had stories to tell, because they’re the stories of …. life……
She nicely reminded me that my life is what makes me real and 3-D ( I kinda like that illustration) and not just flat and focused on one area. Sharing life and things that happen make me real and people can relate to that.
Ok… that all sounded good.
She then put me on mission to write a “100 idea” list of all kinds of things about me… likes, interests, thoughts, passions, whatever.
I knocked out 50 at one sitting. I tackled more today. It’s getting harder… much harder.
Almost like… “hey, I’m Cathie, I like peanut butter” haha I’m not giving up though…..
The idea being if I hit a spell where nothing is firing in my head, I go to my list to (hopefully) propel
insanity creativity 😉
So I guess I’m telling you all of this to say I will be bringing you “life” things from time to time. Sometimes hard topics. Others whimsical or funny. Maybe thought provoking. If I’m successful, entertaining or inspiring.
Not for one second is my focus of bringing you health, fitness and all things running on the backburner, I just want you to experience ALL of life with me.
It’s a heck of a journey.
Get on with me and let’s go for a crazy ride.
2 thoughts on “Blogging, Words, And All Things Writing”
I seriously adore your blog and you!!! I enjoy writing as well! It’s such a release. Between that and running, it’s a winning combination!!! I cannot wait to read what you have to say about life.
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That made me smile! Thank you so much.. and you are right… it IS a winning combo =)
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