Tuesday, November 29, 2011

tuesday unwrapped.

...I first read about tuesday unwrapped yesterday on emily's blog. and her simple suggestion to
share a moment that may have otherwise disappeared... Instead, stop. Notice. And be thankful.
spoke to me. and I thought about joining in, but it wasn't until this morning when I finally got back on my normal dark-early alarm schedule that I figured out my topic. so no, this isn't a post I triggered for today. it's what struck me as I was pouring my second cup of coffee and it was only 6:30 a.m.

I had 45 whole minutes to spend with my journal. I came to my journaling habit just five years ago (a few months before I started this blog - yes, you could say I'm trying to make up for much lost time by having an extremely well-documented second half of my life!) and it's one I love.

but this month, my journal suffered my push for daily blogging (an unsuccessful push at that since I missed  last friday - you probably didn't even notice did you? I didn't either, until saturday!) I was pushing the daily blogging to see if I could...and to see how it impacted my blogging. back to my focus battle from september, I wondered if posting more often would make my blog better. more on that later...

because what hit me full-on this morning was how much I missed the time with my journal. blank pages I can fill with whatever I want. free to cut and paste (with scissors and glue, not the cmd key on my keyboard). or write. or dream. or reflect. in a way I do not do here on my blog.

clearly this is another balance issue. I love having this blog. having a place to share and connect with others is important to me. but so is having a personal and private place to do my own thing.

so this morning, I stopped. noticed. and was thankful. for the time I had to write in my journal. for the time to work through yet another balance issue (and this evening, for the time to write about it here!)

looking forward to linking up with emily today and for the next few weeks.

6 comments:

  1. How come all the good blog topics happen on Tuesdays?

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  2. Something tells me your 2012 "one little word" will be "balance"

    just putting that out there

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  3. i agree with sara-i definitely need more blog prompts-of course if we do get a puppy, i'm sure that phase will be inspiring enough!

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  4. Balance always reminds me of my favorite Brian Andreas story - "...exactly enough time for the important things in her life" - I think sometimes quiet time with a journal is more important than daily blogging, so it wins the focus battle and there's enough time for it :) xo

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  5. a wonderful reflective and insightful post...and so calming. thanks for sharing...inquiring minds want to know: could your girls be right about your 2012 word? as for missing a day of posting this month, I didn't notice...
    Cheers~

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  6. Again. You have inspired me. I think my brain must be . . . cosmically connected to yours somehow. We definitely share a wavelength!

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