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Friday, 5 June 2009

Small things...

I have been struggling with my blog recently. For months in fact. I want to write but my heart has not been in it and now I just don't know where to start. I've lost the path.

So last night, when I caught up with Jason from seven a.m, he gave me some advice. It is not the first time I have heard this and I know I have given it to others... but sometimes the simplest of advice is the hardest to take - especially for oneself.

So, you want to know. What was his advice?

To start.
That's it.
Simple, yes?

Start small.
Write.
A story.
Nothing major.
Nothing ground breaking.
Entertain myself.
Have some fun.

Start doing. Start writing. Begin. With anything.

I am also doing The Artist's Way. It's hard. Inevitably, it's bringing up a lot of stuff. Stuff that in the most part I manage to ignore or hide away. But now I am getting on with that too. Again. Not trying (because let's face it, that implies an acceptance of failure)... not trying - DOING.

Small things.

16 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I say just write anything. It's your blog and you should be able to do anything you want with it, without any pressure.

Jodie said...

and you know what?
You started ! youv'e done it !and I am here sending you a hug and saying thanks!

justrun said...

Sounds like wonderful advice to me!

Renee said...

Cheers to small steps and big changes. Heres to small changes and big steps.

You can do it Cinta. You can come back to life.

xooxox

Nikki said...

Yeah - no pressure to achieve. Small steps are a great way to travel.

Luhlahh said...

Remember the Acorn, Miss Acorn! It just grows slowly and steadily, and it is not worried about becoming a tree... Just doing it's thing. X Lou

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little red hen said...

Good advice indeed. Good luck.

Meredith said...

Thats good advice. I often go a long time between posts because I cant think of something 'clever' to say!!

Malcolm said...

Smart boy that Jason...

Jenny said...

I like your start and I like your photo-it is all uphill from here:)

Lilli boo said...

Just do...some great advice rfom everyone...you go through phases and then slowly build...believe me I understand..The Artist's Way is also a great creativr unblocker...

Kerry said...

Isn't that such great advice. adn you've done it too! I hear the Artist's Way is amazing. It was funny, I went to the 7am blog after reading your post and found out their cafe will be opening right on my street ... probably only doors away from me.

Sasparilla Sue said...

I recently have found myself in the same boat. And you and your friend are right. Just start. Even if it's nonsense to everyone else. I sometimes have to remind myself that it doesn't have to be important and monumental inorder for it to make it onto my blog. It doesn't even have to be interesting to anyone else.

Kate James said...

Oh the Artist's Way...I remember! I wanted to run a course and it completely slipped my mind. That's where you and I began Jacinta.

Maybe this post marks another new beginning. Blog just for yourself. You write beautifully and the world through your eyes is a lovely read.

Juddie said...

Hey Jacinta,

I think you can be happy to write whenever and whatever, without any sense of obligation.

From little things big things grow ...

Love your little frog by the way!