Sunday, May 27, 2012
Just Passing Through
It's time for a ROW80 check-in. I haven't done a lot of writing since Wednesday, although I've been doing a lot of in-my-head planning for this week's story, but I still feel like I have a lot to say.
It's been a very busy few days--homework, food shopping and cooking for a family gathering today, and then a day filled with pulling out old carpet and padding and laying down a new floor in my partner's mother's kitchen. The family went in on this together and did this for her for her birthday, and she was so excited! It was a fabulous thing to get to do for someone. Lot's of work, and we're all pretty wiped out, but it's so great to know we did this. Very satisfying work.
Anyhow, that writing thing. I'm feeling like I'm starting to see something deeper in this 52 Stories challenge. I am feeling like a writer again, my head full of story most of the time and words appearing regularly on the page. And that feels incredible and was the purpose of starting this challenge. But I am starting to see something more here, something akin to a spiritual practice. I can feel the work taking me past my ego into the now of writing. I can feel this leading me to learn so much about myself and my process. There is so much good happening here even when it is worrisome and stressful. This is going to be quite a trip.
Right now, though, I'm going to trip into bed. It seems manual labor is tiring! See you all later.