Sitting staring at empty space
You wonder what in the world to place there
You procrastinate and gaze into space with a glare
Thinking to yourself you had the whole day to prepare
You waste time by settling on the first thing you ensnare
And you jot down anything and you think it’s complete crap but beware
You just review what you wrote and you think, “Wow, I pulled that out of thin air.”
Still thinking it’s lame but do not despair
There’s a nugget of wisdom I wanted to share
Writer’s block is a thief in the night, you think, but be aware
It’s you, yourself that bars to path to everywhere
You can go anywhere you please if you allow and declare
Just move through the motions and try if you dare
To enjoy the journey without limiting yourself – do not scare
Keep going and doing and you’ll accomplish it, I swear
So this is me
I am counting down. I am loving this #30daysofpoetry – even when my mind is too sleepy/tired to come up with anything better, but at least I came up with a true nugget of wisdom. Keep going, keep doing, keep trying. If you’re sitting there and can think of nothing to write, my best practice is to write complete gibberish/ insanity/ rubbish – and as you go along, you eventually arrive somewhere you didn’t think you’d travel, especially from the place you started.
Doing is better than staring.
Just write something. Even in a novel, the first draft is usually scrap and the second and third drafts are getting somewhere but you have to have a starting point.
Oh, I’m counting down (I got distracted). Counting down and getting ready for January’s challenge = Living a plant-based diet. Yes, I am enjoying my wine and cheese and my chocolate covered cherries, for now, but I am cutting back on the junk food just a little. I stopped putting sugar in my coffee. I don’t always normally add sugar but I’m pulling away from sugar (my biggest addiction) little by little.
By Dec 15, I will stop all alcohol and cut my coffee back to 1 cup per day till Dec 26, and then I will cut out the coffee, at least till Feb 1. I am looking at recipes for plant-based diets, and I’m looking at moving my blog to wordpress.org. So my domain would be www.adjustingyourfocus.com and cutting out the wordpress add-on. What do you think? I am just thinking of branching out, maybe branding a little, having more room for creativity, maybe even videos on some days, etc. Whatever ideas or thoughts you have would be most welcome!! Not sure what theme I’m going with. Not sure about monetizing. Not sure about a lot of things but I’m sure I’ll figure it all out.
The plant-based diet thingy is a bit daunting but it’s also very exciting and I’m eager to feel more energy, have a healthier body, healthier skin and hair, etc. And I’m sure losing weight will be a great addition to the package. I’ll be sharing my complaining and my cravings for meat and junk food, wine, cheese, coffee…… the list is really endless here, and I will also share the good parts – really looking forward to all those! Maybe even sharing some recipes of things I come up with, in case anyone chooses to be as crazy as I am.
I know, there’s a lot of you herbivores out there. Not saying you’re crazy. I just feel a bit crazy for jumping into this 30-31 day challenge. But it’s all good. I can handle it. The hardest part is cooking for a hungry teenager who will most likely continue to be begging for meat. The smell of bacon, alone, may cause me to pass out. Watch out for me, Hallie?