We do what we can, right? We hold onto the thread as best we can. Sometimes it slides through our fingers and we just barely keep a hold.
And it's okay.
It has to be okay, because it is what it is, and no amount of fighting against that is ever going to change it. So, I practice going with it. Some call it Acceptance. Some call it Surrender. Call it what you will, just practice....
I had a horrible case of laryngitis during "weekend" 5.
I don't like not being able to talk but I made the best of it. I spent the day on Thursday exploring living with "No words" and what that means. No words from me. No words from books, No words from my stories on the TV.
But I DID connect with two writers! Because part of developing a Writerly Self is connecting with other writers!
First up was Theresa who launched a brilliant and bold new website on November 1st! I'm a sucker for retellings (um, hello...Maggie's story is a retelling of the Christ tale after all!) and Theresa is doing it with cleverness and a desire to empower women and girls. Read her stuff: start with Red Riding Hood - so apropos for this time of year!
Personally, I can't wait. But I must.
Because, as I said when I started this post, it is what it is, and no amount of fighting against that is ever going to change it. So, I'm practicing.
And next week is a new week. The Universe is already sending me messages to keep the faith and, as Sheila says each week in The Round TUIT Writing Circle "Just keep starting."