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.
Don’t you just love when the FMF topics just smack you in the face in a good way, of course?
It’s one of the things I love about joining in.
Yes, you do have to trust yourself.
Write, write, write.
Start in a private handwritten journal at first if that is less intimidating and see what pours out upon the page.
Pray for direction and remember to listen for an answer (I have a habit of forgetting that last part…)
We all have fear, but we either allow ourselves to be held hostage by it or move beyond it. I say that as one who fights it endlessly every week it seems. 🙂
You have begun the journey-have courage, and just put one foot in front of the other,and yes, TRUST. Good luck and God bless!
I’d like to offer something that I wrote about fear to you. I apologize for linking within your comments, but I feel compelled to share this with you.
Thanks, and thank you for sharing your link. I find that the message I need to hear always comes through right when I need it from the most unexpected places.
Again, another way, we are so alike. I struggle to trust my heart, my inner voice whispering to me. But I’m trying to learn to shut up and listen, then DO. Sometimes, we need others to tell us to trust ourselves. Can’t wait to see what you have in mind.
Here’s hoping I can do it in such a way as to communicate myself well and gain understanding in the process.
Re: “direction and focus but what should it be?”
Whenever I’m in a state of uncertainty, I do a little mental exercise. Care to know?
I envision every possible option; envisioning myself in the act of doing whatever that may be.
But, I make sure that I am very sensitive to how I feel as I’m thinking about taking that option.
What I mean is, how I feel in my spirit.
Some will make you feel unsettled.
One will give you a sense of peace. That’s the right one.
I realized this as I was responding to something Kim wrote, but my comfort zone can sometimes be my box limiting me. I need to be a little unsettled, I need the nudge then I can find peace on the path.
I say jump and see where you land! 🙂
Here’s hoping I hit the ground running.
I’m learning just to pray and let God do the writing. I have been very uncertain about what to say. You know, how much is too much and how “real” should I be? My advice, though, is just to write YOU. If it’s in your heart, it’s worth saying. Just write… 🙂