Tuesday, January 6, 2015
IWSG "Be adventurous"
First Wednesday of the month and it’s time for the always surprisingly encouraging IWSG post!
I mean how could talking insecurities be encouraging?…haha..got the joke? NO? forget it.
This time I enlighten you about past insecurities, if it doesn’t violate any terms of…of…thread of thoughts lost.
The blogging world is filled with good writers, but I wait for Sha’s first post each year. This year as always her starter was inspirational, ridiculously beautiful and thought provoking. I look at her blog and her elegant writing and I say to myself this girl has class and a sense of organization this Captain will never enjoy, you know me I’m all over the place, which is exactly how my brain functions.
Anyway she got me thinking;
It’s nice having a place to return back to.
You know like Tara, Ireland, New Zealand, Egypt and like Sudan or any other place, even your old neighborhood.
Somewhere to belong to, where all the sweetest, kindest, wisest and best of people who you cherish and love so much seem to magically reside.
It’s important to have this sense of belonging.
Its grounding and a true savior when you witness strong unwelcomed emotions of loss and despair.
You know like Tara ;)
So Sha said “Be adventurous”
Funny it’s exactly what I was considering doing this year.
Unlike any other time of my life I feel like moving mountains. Like I have the strength and capability to go after anything I want.
And claim it.
It isn’t the first time I felt it but I have stepped to a higher level.
And while it differs from person to another I genuinely believe the thirties are great years for women.
My 20s were all chaotic and the general theme of those years was FEAR and figuring out who I am, and more FEAR.
I remember in 2007 or 2008 writing a letter to Professor Dumbledore (pathetic & wince worthy by the way, don’t expect me to show it here) about how I felt my life was miserable, stuck and uninspiring and how all my dreams shattered and I can’t seem to achieve anything and so on and so forth.
Bottom line I saw myself as a huge GIGANTIC failure.
I also suffered a mild case of victim mentality.
It’s not my thing but I had it back then.
until I hit the mark of 27 that it. It was as if I was living in the age of tectonic earthquakes and now the planet has finally matured and settled under my feet.
Now in my 30s I’m having the time of my life and tell you what? it gets better and better :)
So about being adventurous, which comes natural to my Captain-ish side :p
I wonder if I can do NaPoWriMo and the A-Z Challenge all together, like writing a poem each day alphabetically? I need to find out.
And about the 3 novels a year fancy dream? I gotta seriously pursue that one with NaNoWriMo for sure this time.
And doing some book reading challenges won’t hurt, especially that I’m bracing myself for some powerful mystery, sci-fi and fantasy reading for the WIPs to come (with the addition of other research work for each book).
I have other plans like a project I’m contemplating on tumlr that focuses on my painting skills, and photography. But I’ll share some other stuff in time, of course academically and career wise not to mention spiritually goals are on my list too.
You know I adore lists ;)
Happy to be here now and with you <3
Amaze you later.