A door that has been closed for a while is opening up. The passage through it leads to awareness, insight, connections, and decisions.
Writing makes me so much more conscious of what is going on around me. Am I looking, but not seeing? When I write I am so much more aware of things outside myself.
Writing helps me think more carefully about what things really are and where their priority lies. What is the essence of that situation? Putting thoughts into written words allows me to see the deeper meaning.
Writing helps me understand how things are woven together. How do these things relate? One idea reminds me of something else, and then I can make those connections and understand more fully.
Writing causes me to consider word choices and turns of phrases. What do I really want to say, and what is the best way to say it? Decisions abound in every keystroke.
My hand is turning the knob and I am pushing on the door. I see the rays of light spreading out around and beneath the wood as it creaks open. My excitement rises. I am coming home to my true self.
Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for sponsoring the 2019 March Writing Challenge. Let this year’s writing adventure begin.