Five Minute Friday is an exercise in writing without over-thinking.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing. (I still struggle with this.)
2. Link back to the Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in. (The button code can be found in the side bar on her site.)
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you.
Today’s prompt is Trust.
Well, I ran smack into that one. I had just been posing the question that’s been on my mind for a while on Twitter/FB to my friends and followers: Thinking about a site revamp with more direction and focus, but what should it be? Then I remembered Five Minute Friday because even though I’m inconsistent I like how just when I need a little writing nudge, it’s there. And the word of the day is TRUST. I mean, really. She might as well have smacked me in the face and said, “Duh! Trust that voice that’s telling you what to do. You know, the one in your heart.” Maybe she wouldn’t really smack me, or say “Duh”, or maybe she would, I don’t know. One day I’ll have to meet the wonderfully inspiring Gypsy Mama, but that’s the message for today. I sort of have an idea, one that has been whispering from my heart for a while, but I’ve been hesitating. I have other things going on, but that’s no excuse. Really I’m a little afraid…
But I’m not really done. Here’s the thing. I want to share more of my perspective on things, but I don’t want to come off as just another one of those blogs. Sometimes I’m a little dark. I don’t always think in terms of good or bad, but more of healthy and unhealthy. I’m not an all or nothing person. I believe change is always possible, even if it isn’t likely it is possible. I can be optimistic, practical, and sometimes pessimistic (but that never lasts long). I’m human, and I’m constantly growing, learning, changing. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m on a journey to seek them out. How do I share that? Is anyone interested? Do I just do it and see what happens? What do you think?
*Photo: Monarch in Field on Flower by Dan Zen, obtained through Flickr.