Tuesday, June 7, 2011

trying something new...

I've been wanting to do some sort of blog-writing challenge for a while now, and when I heard about the Trust30 project from a post on The Wishkeepers Creativity Collective, I got pretty excited about it.  So I'm going to give it a try.  Basically, to celebrate what would be Robert Waldo Emerson's 208th birthday, there are 30 prompts written by a bunch of interesting people (this is a really simplified synopsis, obviously, there are a lot more details on the Trust30 site), and the aim is to answer one every day, either by writing, drawing, journaling-- any sort of creativity.

I've felt lately like I just haven't had anything to say here in blogland.  Which isn't surprising, I guess-- I'm home for the summer and while I'm enjoying the serenity of being somewhere so quiet and peaceful, I don't really do anything worth writing about.  There's a lot of cat-snuggling and knitting involved.  I'm going to be starting the Trust30 project from the first prompt, even though it technically started on May 31st.  So here goes.

Day 1

     I know the prompt says 'story,' but if I've only got fifteen minutes left, I'm not going to be writing fiction.  I think I'd try to pass on the things that I've learned. 

Don't be so scared all the time.  It isn't worth it to miss all of the opportunities and chances that come your way just to spare yourself some nervousness or embarrassment or hurt pride.  You can heal from pretty much anything, even if it takes some time and you feel like you're never going to be quite whole again.  There are just as many chances for things to go really, really well as there are chances for them to go badly.  Love as much as you can, and try not to go to sleep angry.  Don't worry too much about anything because everything is always in a state of change.  There's no use in regretting the past, try to use it to shape your chosen future instead.  Never despair, despair is only for those who know the future beyond doubt, which nobody does.  There's always hope.  Tell people you love them whenever it occurs to you, it's so much better than wishing you'd said it more often.

If you decide to take part in the Trust30 project, too, leave a link in the comments, I'd love to read your take on it!

Oh, and here's the etsy shop giveaway.  Juuuuust in case you've missed it.


  1. I love your advice -- what a great way to spend your last fifteen! :)

  2. thank you! so glad you mentioned the project!


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