2015 0918 SQUARE ONE
SQUARE ONE #2
A NEW BLOG ABOUT JOURNAL WRITING AND AGING!
There is no better Post-it to leave on your bathroom mirror than:
YES, I AM WORTH IT!
It’s important to give a “Shout-Out” to all reluctant writers because they have been going-it-alone for all these years. Living without a journal is really tough going, and this is even more so as the years add on. This can easily change now in an instant by finding a tablet or notebook and picking up your pen. You can begin right now even if you’ve never written anything before, or if you’ve stopped writing years ago, or if you’ve found yourself stuck after writing for awhile.
Finding yourself Stuck can happen at any time in life and when it happens to you, Inertia – and I mean with a capital “I” is waiting for you. Whatever its cause, avoid asking the question “Why!” I remind everyone that “Y” is a letter with two arms up in the air waving you on and on in different directions into a labyrinth for you to get lost in. So don’t go there. – “When it started?” “Where it started?” “Do I remember what started it?” These are good questions you might want to ask yourself about being Stuck. Forget the “Why am I stuck?” This suggestion is key to getting Un-Stuck.
Confronting any crisis in life, such a losing a partner, or a job, or moving to a different place to live – even if this has happened before – can send you reeling back to Square One. That’s the reason I called this blog “Square One. It’s about what can be done to move with some additional clarity beyond this moment into the next. It will also be about offering support you can use, or where to find it. It will also, from time to time, touch on some of the things I’ve done in Square One.
In working with men and woman over the years, this is one of the most frequent experiences they encounter: Waking up one morning with the sudden realization, ‘Oh my gosh I’m thirty,’ ‘Oh my gosh I’m forty,’ “Oh my gosh I’m fifty,’ ‘Oh my gosh I’m sixty,’ ‘Oh my gosh I’m seventy.’ This realization provides the kind of shock that can leave you confused and stuck at the same time. Especially when you realize there seems to be nothing you can do about it.
Well, there is something you can do about it and in my next posting I’m going to offer suggestions for you.
I look forward to your comments, questions, suggestions for links, etc., that I am certain will lend even more insights into the great unknown of aging and living well and having fun a day at a time as you write in your journal !
My books, “Write for Life: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit Through Journal Writing,” and “Portal Poems: Perspectives on Aging,” are available on Kindle. Everyone is invited to my free workshops beginning October 8, 2 PM – 3:30, at Faithful Fools, 234 Hyde Street, San Francisco.