I’ve been stuck in a rut for weeks, a creative swampland of too many ideas, but not enough energy and and even less faith in myself to get these ideas out of the muck and into their little canoes to row to shore. To try and get my writing mojo back, I’m participating in The Domino Project’s new project: #Trust30. It’s a month-long writing challenge to encourage self-reflection and help you think about your path for the future.
I’ve been ass-deep in self-reflection lately, and I’m hopeful this challenge will help me wade through wade through the swamp of the self and come out on the other side with a clearer idea of where to travel next (or at least a renewed appreciation for algae and alligators.) You can blog, journal or otherwise create something on each of the 30 days. I’ll be writing and sharing some art with y’all. Want to join me? You can sign up here.
Day 1 Prompt:
Gwen Bell – 15 Minutes to Live
You just discovered you have fifteen minutes to live.
1. Set a timer for fifteen minutes.
2. Write the story that has to be written.
Fifteen minutes, huh? Well, that’s a shock. I guess it always is, even when you see it coming. And surely, I should have seen it coming, even if I wasn’t certain of the exact time.
I’ve tried to live my life that way these last few years. I won’t say I have no regrets. I don’t think there’s a person alive that doesn’t have a few. But I won’t spend my last fifteen minutes recounting those. There’s too much wonderful to remember.
The story has already been written. It’s a good one, filled with lots of mistakes, but so many more joys, and so many “I love yous.” Too many to recount and remember, but never too many said. I love you, Son. I love you, Husband. I love you, Family. I love you, Friends. I love you, World.
That’s how I’ll spend these last fifteen minutes. Smiling, grateful for this incredible, crazy, wonderful story, saying “I love you” until the story ends.