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October 30, 2008

Up until recently, I was straddling two realities, one foot stuck in the past, the other hesitantly testing the water with the tip of my big toe.  The past was an anchor to a ship I hoped to sail again.  But the anchor lifted and the ship sailed off without me and instead of standing on the dock with my lead foot and my heavy baggage, I jumped in the water and I’m slowly swimming towards my own damn sunset.

I have to say that I’d been wanting to leap, very desperately, for quite some time, but I was chicken shit.  And now that I am here, post-leaping, pre-anything-is-possible, it’s not nearly as scary as I thought it would be.  The background is slowly blurring, the foreground coming into focus, and although there was much beauty in the blur, I am excited to strap on some reality glasses and truly see what is coming my way.

With that, I am looking ahead to November.  Last night’s snow leaves me no choice but to face the facts… winter is not a myth.  It’s very real people and it’s a comin’.  But with the chill comes the comfort of staying indoors, drinking copious cups of tea, working on winter projects and eating lots and lots of soup.  There might be less picture taking but there will be more photo processing.  I have thousands of photos gathered since June and I have yet to upload them (so be prepared to see green grass, poppies & other petaled beauties over the bleak winter months).

Another thing I’ll be doing as of November 1st?  I can’t even believe I’m saying this.  Yes.  I’ve decided to join NaBloPoMo again this year.  I am officially feeding my current frenzy with delusion and a side helping of crazy. I have absolutely no clue how I’ll manage to fit creative writing into each of my work-filled days, but try I will.  I feel as though I’ve neglected the writer in me for far too long so this is my sadistic way of reconnecting with her.

With NaBloPoMo being a mere 3 days away, I am soliciting your help for topics once again.  I wish I still had my posts from last year because there were so many great topics *sigh* but I’m hoping you’ll come up with a few ideas for me.  I think the focus should be frivolous because after so many months of heavy, I sure could use some frivolity.  Any ideas?  Anyone?  Anyone?

This is me lighting a little spark plug under my ass, putting myself in a corner, shouting it on the blogosphere before I chicken out “Sign me up NaBloPoMo“.

Save.  Publish.  Yikes.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2008 4:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, you’re very brave and I’m excited to follow along!

  2. Frannie permalink
    October 30, 2008 6:14 pm

    Here’s a frivolous idea. Why not tell us about some of the items of clothing you had in the past that you thought were so cool, and so gorgeous, and so perfectly da bomb that you wanted to wear them everyday. But now that you’ve grown up and have much better fashion sense you realize how bad some of those outfits were. We all have those I’m sure. I know I did.

  3. October 30, 2008 7:32 pm

    i’ll be right there with you feeling your writing muse pain ~ hmmmm … i’ll definitely be stopping by looking for some posty inspiration, tee hee

    hugs beautiful, i know what its like to live in the beauty of the obscure and then make the leap back into reality … xoxox

    snow. no. noooooooot yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet 😉

  4. October 30, 2008 10:50 pm

    Woohoo! I look forward to reading your November posts. I did NaBloPoMo last year, but I’m not sure I’ll be taking the leap again this November. Hm, but now your post is making me rethink that …

    How about writing about favourite corners or favourite things in your home? I did that when I was redefining my home on my own (post-separation) and it made me appreciate it that much more. Plus, selfishly, your apartment looked amazing on the few pics you posted. I’d love to see more bits & pieces. 🙂

  5. shalet permalink
    October 31, 2008 1:22 am

    Best of luck on all your journeys! It all sounds very exciting to me. :o)

  6. christina permalink
    October 31, 2008 4:42 pm

    Most embarassing moments?
    Petpeeves?
    The part of your body you love and hate the most and why?
    more to come….

  7. Michelle Caron permalink
    October 31, 2008 6:46 pm

    You can start it off with what you did on the most special day of the year…Halloween!

    I always enjoy your diary samples of your teenage year, can’t get enough of those:)

    You’ll always find something to write. The Weather will change, your moods will change, your days will be different and through it all there will always be a story.

  8. October 31, 2008 9:26 pm

    Frivolous. What is some unique/quirky thing that French Canadians do that might surprise or interest people from other locales.

  9. November 1, 2008 3:01 am

    I like One Single Impression’s weekly writing prompts. That’s what I use to do my weekly haiku’s. A lot of people there are really into writing so you may find other meme’s to participate in for inspirations as well. Good Luck with your month of blogging!

    And thanks for nominating someone in the giveaway ;o0

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