Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 32: What Goes Up Must Come Down

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Yes, I am referring to my mood.

After the high of yesterday, today pretty much sucked.

But, I am not going to dwell on how bad it sucked, or why it sucked…Nope, I’m going to practice some “thought stoppage” and focus on something else.

Today I received an email from bemorewithless and in it they asked: What would you do if the internet was broken for three days? 

That’s easy for me to answer:

I would read even more than I already do. I make reading a priority. Often I will spend a few hours on the couch with a novel. On the weekends I don’t have the kids with me I will spend a good portion of my free time reading, especially when I am reading a good book that I have to return to the library!

Right now I am reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.

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I would write in my journal more.  I find that I don’t write in my journal as much anymore since I do so much writing on my laptop. So the good news is I am writing a blog post and a short poem every day, but the bad news is that it’s not done with pen and paper which is my preferred way to write. #oldschool

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I would meditate more. I used to have a very robust meditation practice, but it has definitely dwindled in the past year or so. I regularly spend 12 hours or more online looking for markets to pitch, searching for gigs, writing articles, networking, etc.

 

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Morning meditation at the new camaldoli hermitage on my 40th birthday. 

 

You know, this little list is basically a recipe for a mood reset. Which I desperately need. #grumplestilskin

I think perhaps I ought to try to incorporate a little more of each of these into my days, no matter what. Certainly, I can afford to take time away from social media and spend it on something that feeds my soul a little more substantially.

What would you do, if the internet was broken for three days? 

Reflectively,

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2 thoughts on “Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 32: What Goes Up Must Come Down

    • vinegar and vanilla says:

      Yeah, I’m feeling too busy and not seeing much reward for it right now…I am hoping to unplug this weekend, which – of course – means a late night tonight.

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