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OK, I know it’s been almost one year since I made the commitment to write a daily blog post. And I know this might have ment 300 post by now.  I also know no one is reading this but I felt the urge to try again, and maybe, just maybe this time I’ll stick to it more than a week.

So what happened this past year? Well, mainly life happened. We started thinking about relocating around Christmas, we narrowed the options to Belgium and started looking for jobs here, by March we had landed two freelance software developer jobs, moved to Brussels, the moved to Wépion (they have the strawberry museum, who wouldn’t want to live there), and finally moved to Sambreville and then enjoyed the summer.

It was fun but I’m happy we stopped moving at one point and finally settled. It was difficult to find a furnished rental in the Belgian countryside, not to add that we work 40km away from each other but God was good, and He gave us a cozy apartment in an old mill outside a small village near my husband’s office. The owners live in the rest of the house and we share a cute yard and are surrounded by woods. It’s quiet, green, flowery and rather cold due to the fact that we are in a valley (a stream passes just under our windows). We love it!

I started keeping a journal a couple of weeks ago (after a long pause of a few years), and I really hope that bringing writing back in my life I will be able to channel all the thoughts that flood me daily into something creative and structured. Indeed, I feel overwhelmed at the quantity of ideas and thoughts that pass my mind each day and I cannot help regretting that most of them are forever lost to me since I do not take the time to reflect upon them and make sense of them.

So, I pray at his new beginning that God may lead me where He knows I should go and that I may become more like Him as I strive to live a more mindful life.

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Hello world! Don’t you think this is a very optimistic way to start addressing your readers, considering their overwhelming number (is zero a number, anyway? )? Optimistic or unrealistic, I will be writing for the world, and while they may not yet be reading my posts they will sooner or later.

I decided to take Seth Godin’s advice and just write, just jot down whatever crosses my mind (well, ok, maybe not just anything). He suggests two ways of getting at it: “clear, crisp, honest” analytical writing and educational writing.

I have no idea what my voice is,  I may have a penchant for analysis, but I’m ok with experimenting, even with writing poorly. It’s something new for the perfectionist tyrant inside of me but that should teach her a thing or two.

That being said, I’m aiming for daily posts that should take less that 30 minutes to write, and nothing more. No topic or size limitations. No style or academic standards. Just jot!