I should explain my last post before I start this one. I’m taking part in a blog writing challenge the month of December called #reverb10. Each day participants are given a prompt to blog about. It can be anything from a blog post such as this to photography. Wanting a little variety in my blogging and having never done a blog challenge before, I thought I was up for the challenge. Please continue to follow my blog as I “reflect on the year and manifest what is next!”

What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

Writing is one of my loves I’ve always had, just never embraced until recently. I’ve just not had the time for it in the past, and now that I’ve made blogging one of my hobbies, I’ve been more intentional in writing and seeking inspiration for my writing.

So what do I do each day that doesn’t contribute to my writing? My first reaction to this question was life. I do life, and that’s what doesn’t contribute to what I have to write. It doesn’t contribute to my writing. That got me thinking, though. Life really does contribute to my writing. It gives me inspiration. I wouldn’t have anything to write about if it weren’t for my crazy life. How can I not share about the sermon I heard in church last Sunday, or Thanksgiving dinner in England, or the date we had last night?

The busyness of life is what sometimes keeps me from writing. I don’t know if I can eliminate that. Life just… happens. As I’ve stated, I’ve been more intentional in blogging more frequently. My husband has pointed out that writing is an outlet for me. Yes, I have my own personal paper journal too (sometimes those entries make it into my blog!). Writing is my way of processing things that have happened throughout the day; blogging allows me to share my thoughts with the world. 

Being too busy to write is something that can and can’t be eliminated. I’ve found that I have to make time for it otherwise it won’t happen.