inward jot

21 Mar

img_2499You need to not be so harsh on Self, do note.  It’s advantageous to test yourself, but to be excessively demanding of your character will only equate to a storm of backward steps.  You have time.  Granted, not unlimited time.  But you do have clock space.  How are you planning on using it. What story are you writing?  Where are you going.  This is discovered through inward jots.  Me in this café, I get it.  Yes, again.  But I get it.  I’m a writer.  I’ve always been a writer.  And my form, I finally realize, is the essay.  The argument.  The position.  The play with structure and paragraphs— their balance and meter, music and tone and exhibited conviction.

You make yourself happy by writing it ALL down.  I know you don’t like to write, person objecting, and I’ve heard your voice before— but, just try it.  Try something different.  I’m not saying writing’s the only answer.  I don’t even know if it’s an “answer”.  But it helped me.  It’s helping me now, in this meta of meta-moments.  Writing aims and remind Self of where I’m going.

I look up and see rain, falling on the cars of that crazy intersection.  Everyone going somewhere.  Some people in jobs they utterly deplore.  And believe me, I’ve been there before, more times than I care to disclose.  Wish I could speak to them. Not to mentor or teach, or even exchange ideas, but to listen.  Work is much of our story, and is demonstrative of our creative abilities and character code, set of convictions, among much additional.  I want for anyone reading my inward jots to yes start writing inwardly, but assuring yourself you can get to your There.  Reach the There but putting your dreams and thoughts, aims and wishes (list or paragraph, or poem), on sheets.  Fill a notebook.  Start writing.  Write your story and be an embodiment of what you envision.  Run…

2 Responses to “inward jot”

  1. Montana Wise March 23, 2018 at 12:05 am #

    I needed to hear this today. I think about my hopes and dreams I have for myself often, but writing them down on paper and actually seeing them was so motivating.

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