Reverb 10 – Day 13

December 13

Prompt: Action. When it comes to aspirations, its not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?

Ok, so Reverb must be in the business of pulling ALL MY CARDS! Seriously, over the course of this entire project I’ve been forced to verbalize some of the things I had only thought about, and it’s actually really…therapeutic to be able to get some of this stuff out in the open, where I can read and revisit anytime I want to. Hey maybe this will help someone else out too… I’ve been in so many conversations the last few weeks about what I want to do, and what I think I feel led to do when it comes to my life, and I’ve recently been in a rut. I’ve gotten to this place where I’m not sure where I want to go, or really what I want to do, so I don’t do anything. That’s completely counterproductive, but it’s what happens. I feel like there are so many things I want to accomplish with my life that I don’t really know if I want to do anything at all. I’m just a regular walking contradiction, ain’t I? Well, I’ll start with the most tangible of the things that I can accomplish: my writing. My next step is actually happening right now. This entire project has gotten me back in the mood of writing and gotten me to focus my attention on getting a post done, and actually putting quality material out there. Yeah, it’s pretty much all personal, but it’s writing, and that’s more than I can say I’ve done in recent memory. A lot of the times when I have something to write, I just talk it out in my head, but it never makes it to the computer or to paper, and that’s a problem if I consider myself a writer. So my next step? Write out some plot ideas, do some character development, devote some time at least every other day to working on a novel, and stick to it. My biggest obstacle in this writing thing is myself, and now that I know that, I have to do what I have to do in order to get something out there. I want to see my book published (even if it’s nowhere but on Kindle), and now it’s up to me to do just that. I think in general, one of the things I need to do before I can make any progress with anything is to create a vision board. I actually need to see what I’m working toward, and not lose sight of it. Ever heard “write the vision and make it plain”? I need to write it, draw it, cut it and paste it…it just needs to constantly be in my face for me to do what I need to do with it. There are some other possible actions/ideas I have floating around in my head, but I need to do an assessment of myself before I decide to commit to making those ideas any more than a fleeting thought in my mind. Hopefully, I can stay on top of myself with this writing; I think it’s one of the pieces of my life that’s been missing the most. If I can really get on top of the writing and get myself on a regimen and actually complete a project…I know I can put any idea I have into action.

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  1. I need to get moving on my vision board too! I said I was going to do that over the summer…and it didn’t happen. I’m going to start by making copies of this amazing piece Billboard did about 30 top women in the music biz. Then I’ll assemble all the other stuff.

    PS—if you don’t already keep a journal or something with you at all times. Perfect for writing down ideas. You can always go back to them later and benchmark your progress 🙂

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