February Ruminations

Thoughts on February. // dreams-etc.com

At the beginning of February I took a writing class at the literary center in Minneapolis. It was more on the writing business side of things than actually a writing class, but it felt great to be there again. There was a time when I was the literary center more often and as soon as I walked through the door I realized how much I missed being there.

It’s not that I haven’t been looking at events and classes, but I’ve always come up with different excuses. I didn’t have enough time, I shouldn’t spend the money on it… one excuse after another.

Being there again was a big reminder that those excuses don’t matter. I should make it work, because it’s something that’s important to me. Writing is such a huge passion of mine and something that I continually want to strive to be better at and learn new things about.

It felt good to be around others who are like me–people who have this passion for writing and are doing what they can to pursue it. It was inspiring to be in this space that has been such a huge source of inspiration for me in the past. It also felt good to pull myself out of the day-to-day of life; to get away from work and home and my computer.

I need to do this more often, even if it’s just for a couple of hours on a Saturday like it was in February.

What’s something that you need to do more of?

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  • Reply
    February 29, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I love this! It gives me a chance to see some things I might have missed.

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    February 29, 2016 at 11:55 am

    A writing course sounds like so much fun! I’ll have to check these posts out!

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    February 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I love the word “ruminations.” 🙂 So glad that you enjoyed going back to the literary center. I wish we had something like that here!

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    Emilie Burke (@burkedoes)
    March 1, 2016 at 7:31 am

    It’s so awesome that you found people who feel like you! I think community is one of the most fulfilling things we can do!

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    Ace Alexander
    March 1, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I need to do more writing and more physical activity. Someone told me I should try using prompts, but it would be fun to be in a classroom again.

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    March 1, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I have always wanted to take a writing course I think its so important for blogging

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