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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1 // An extra day off on Monday.
I have something to admit to you: not much has been happening in my world lately. Between hurting my hips (I go back to my chiropractor today to see how I’m doing after my last visit!) and being in the middle of winter, I’ve been hanging out at home and getting lots of attention from the humans in my life. Which is all fine and good except that… it doesn’t give me much to write about. So my writer said she was going to post about something else today. Can you believe it? She talks on this blog-thing ALL the time and she was going to take over my one scheduled day this month just because I “have nothing going on”?
It’s like she thinks she’s super exciting or something!
If you were around me this week, you may have noticed that I was a little crabby this week. I didn’t have much downtime last weekend, which doesn’t make for a happy Crystal as the week goes on. I’m an introvert and need some time for myself. So this is probably the perfect time to write this post!
Today I’m really excited to share a post that I’ve had on my to-write list for a long time! Back in July I reviewedOne of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones and I received a few comments asking about verse novels, so I thought I’d share more about them.
WHAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR MIND IN FEBRUARY?
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ps – January Ruminations