click, clink, stream, stop.
I laid in bed awake last night – New Years Day – when I should have been sleeping. I was thinking about the year ahead and some of my goals and things I’d like to accomplish.
But one of the main things I really want to do is work on my discipline. There are lots of areas where I need to pull in the reigns: Meal planning, reading, writing, prayer, building in more couple time, getting my body moving.
But there is so little time. So few hours in the day.
I need things that will take me minutes, not hours.
To be a writer (or to get good at writing) I know that I need to write every day. And trust me, I’d like to. (Hello, I enjoy it.) But with a newborn (who’s maybe not even a newborn any more) and a VERY busy toddler, I can hardly find the time.
Because, you know, when they have their one time a day where their naps overlap… I want to be napping to. (My sanity.)
So I thought maybe I could start a new habit, a new blog. As time allows I’ll still wrote for the Memos, and for the Bookers in Missions, and the private ones for my kids, but this one will be different. More raw, more spontaneous. But spontaneous and disciplined both.
One where I set my timer and write for five minutes a day. FIVE ONLY. Every day. Stream-of-conscious. No editing. No time to to be “prefect”. No time for “just right”. No time to plan.
Just sit down and write. Nothing fancy. Just some words on paper.
Oh, and photos are allow. But only phone photos. Cuz I want to take more photos too… but not spend a thousand hours editing them. And i finally have a phone that takes phoyos. And i kinda love it.
So here I am, just a few seconds left. My first entry. Day one.
5 minutes. No more, no less. No editing. No subject off limits. No holds barred.
One year. Can I do it?? Can I follow through?? Can I be disicplined enough to stick to the “rules”?
Or will I change them later? who knows. I can. it’s my project. And i’ve definitely not thought this one through.
Just jumping on board. Super spontaneous. Hello, maybe stupid? Maybe brilliant?
It might be boring. it might be random. It might be awesome. So freaking awesome.
i don’t know.
But I do know:
There will be spelling errors. There will be things that don’t flow. There will be words misused and missing and mangled. There will be bad punctuation. (Worse than I already have.) There will be…
I went back and totally cheated. Added in a few phrases. Took two extra minutes. Day one – Fail.
Try again tomorrow. I’ll do better.
I can only get better. Right?
T I M E.
I probably shuld have googled my blog name before I chose it, huh? Yup, prolly should’ve.
What’s done is done. fast.
T I M E! T I M E!!!
.S T O P.