Saturday, December 03, 2011

reverb broads to the rescue?!

a couple of days ago, i learned about this 'writing challenge,' of sorts, through a dear woman i know. it was just the reminder i needed that i have words inside me that need to come out. i can't promise that they'll all be amazing...or make any sense at all...but i vow to myself that i will let them loose anyway. to let the chips fall where they may and see where i am when the book closes on this year's trip around the sun.

the challenge for today was to talk about whether i've grown up this year or become more of a peter pan type. to be honest, i feel like i've taken one step forward and two steps back, and i'm not sure that much 'growth' was involved. what i have learned, however, is a lesson i feel like i already understood at a young age while watching my mother work herself to the bone: you cannot live to work. you must work so that you can create the life you want for yourself.

(as an aside, now that i think about it, if becoming a peter pan is about avoidance, i can say that it's been ages since i've given my apartment a thorough down-to-the-baseboards cleaning. where is tinkerbell when you need her? i could use a little fairy dust right about now!)

but i digress....

so, to sum up: this year i have allowed dust to gather (literally and figuratively) while focusing on my 'career,' stopped cooking on a regular basis, slept very little (i'm amazed that i'm still functioning), corroded my brain with too much mindless tv, and allowed my creativity to be stifled by exhaustion. in short, i've given the reins to someone (or something) else. and i'm done with that. 2012 is the year of taking things back.

and maybe this little endeavor is step #1 in the right direction....

(December 3 Reverb Broads Prompt: How did you become more of a grown-up this year? Or did you pull a Peter Pan and stubbornly remain childlike?—from Bethany)

6 comments:

Salimah J. Perkins said...

Sarah, what a great beginning! I'm all in...

Kassie said...

Glad you are dusting yourself off and joining us. You and your writing are a great addition to the broads.

sarah said...

Thanks for the welcome, Kassie! And Salimah, as always, thanks for your support :)

Jennifer Bergey said...

I'm sooooo glad you are writing with us. I have always adored your writing.

I am 100% with you on 2012 being the year of taking things back. I'll be right there with you. <3

sarah said...

love you, jenn:)

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