Joining in, again this week, for 5 Minute Friday with Lisa Jo at the gypsy mama. It’s the time of the week when we come together to write on one common topic for just 5 minutes. We don’t worry about fixing our mistakes, we simply write for writing’s sake.
Today’s topic… opportunity
Opportunity… I’ve been given the opportunity to write. Simply write for five minutes on one common theme. No rules, just words. Simple, right?
sometimes not so much
I am not exaggerating when I say that this post has taken me 5 hours to write. Seriously! Why? Because I had this thought floating through my head of what I wanted to say, I just couldn’t find the words.
I love to write, most days. I love to string words together… to uncover unusual synonyms… to capture a picture in a phrase. Often, writing fulfills a deep need in my soul.
Occasionally, I run out of words. I have nothing catchy or unusual to say. I can’t find words to even carry on a conversation in an intelligent manner.
I get stuck.
So, I try and try again. I get up and walk away. I eat chocolate and take my girl shopping. I visit with friends and drink iced coffee. All the while, still struggling in the deep recesses of my brain to find the words I’m longing for. Sometimes I come back to my virtual journal and the words magically appear.
And, other times, I simply write that I have an opportunity to say something meaningful and there is nothing there.
*** I promise that this is not an exaggeration. I started this at 8:30 this morning and it is now 1:47 p.m. Sometimes I run out of words. Thankfully, I’m running to the lake this weekend to be refueled, refilled, and renewed.