Lately, I have been listening to a lot of podcasts on entrepreneurship, business and creativity. One in particular that I really like is Invisible Office Hours hosted by Jason Zook and Paul Jarvis. It’s a “weekly podcast for people that aren’t confined to a literal office or that aren’t confined by conventional thinking.” I pretty much fall into both categories. Thank God.
In their podcast entitled “Writing” in season one, Paul and Jason said: “A daily practice of writing, even if the writing isn’t awesome, is a good way to develop a strong writing muscle.” I can totally jive with that. It’s like running daily to build endurance for an event. Or doing Crossfit three times a week to get stronger. Or getting on your yoga mat daily to get stronger or more flexible or get better at a pose. It’s building a habit that will serve you well.
So in the vein of creating new habits (and stop my major procrastination), I have decided it’s high time to start writing again. Not necessarily with the aim of a book in mind (which would mean committing to something HUGE…just ask my husband how that would turn out.), but with the idea that it’s time to develop my writing muscle again. Yes, that muscle that I forgot about after I graduated from my masters program in Journalism over a decade ago. Because that muscle was tired of being worked. And hated being forced to write about things I didn’t really give a shit about. It needed a break. But I think she’s ready to come out of retirement. Kind of like my gluts when I started Crossfit last year (and indeed, they are now fully awake and alert…well, most of the time).
So it is my intention (yep, there’s that yoga word being thrown out there, yet again) to get back on the blog and write some stuff that is worth reading. Or at least browsing over. It might be about yoga or Crossfit. Or food. Or my bunny Sassy. Whatever it is, it will be in my most authentic voice. And it might include a few swear words. Just for shits and giggles.
I hope we all enjoy the journey. Together.