2009 was a rough year. The loss of loved ones, combined with personal struggles, fears and medical concerns have put me into a “Creative Cocoon”. I was dealing with so much stress that I could not focus on creativity, and as a result, the entries I posted here were mostly web links with little personal meaning. I still had ideas that I would jot down in a notebook, but I never took the time to explore them and flesh them out.
Since this is the first full week of the New Year, I have a resolution for you, my dear blog. I resolve to write at least on creative entry a week. It might be an essay, a personal story, a picture, a poem or even song lyrics. I may be the only one reading this, but as long as it gets me thinking and writing again, that is all that matters. If there are others out here reading these words who wish to track my progress I will put them under the category of “52 Weeks Project”. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, Lord knows I could use the encouragement!
I am also stealing a little segment I’ve seen on other blogs called “Thankful Thursdays”. I will take a moment each Thursday to reflect on things I am thankful for that week. These little reminders will not count toward the “52 Weeks Project”, but they do serve the great purpose of helping me see the joy in life. (Oops! It’s Thursday today…I guess I’ll be back with my first entry!)
With any luck, I will keep this resolution past January and throughout out the year. After all, writing one decent blog post a week has to be a lot easier than losing weight!