CELEBRATE This Week: LXXXIV (84)
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When I was in college, and taking way too many physics classes, my dad always said, “Remember water runs downhill.” He thought he was funny, giving this advice grounded in the basic idea of physics. Objects in motion take the route of least resistance.
It wasn’t helpful at the time. Of course, that might have had more to do with the too stressed college kid who was being dramatic about not passing and not graduating and then never becoming a teacher. (Just a note, I did pass and I did graduate and on a whim, added a class or two to become an English teacher, and never had a job as a physics teacher. Lucky me.)
Remember, water runs downhill has been haunting me this week, clogging my mind as I sort through my writing life.
It’s officially summer and that means space. I’ve been planning these first few days of summer break to set some concrete writing goals. The problem has been knowing what writing territory to follow.
Water runs downhill; it always flows along the path of least resistance. I think writing flows best along a path of least resistance too. I want to follow the writing down the path where it’s flowing.
So last night I pulled up my boot straps and gathered some inspiration to follow the flow. I’m in place to write professionally. You can see in the photo some of the things I gathered. My soul was comforted as I looked through a stack of quotes from Christy Rush-Levine. Last year she collected some of her favorite words from my blog and fancied them up. Reading through them, I was reminded that I’m not giving up craft or creativity or connection when I follow the flow of professional writing.
I made this list in my notebook —
This week I celebrate writing and following the writing where it flows.
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