5 on Friday: a(nother) Writing 101 mashup
um. didn’t Writing 101 end like 6 weeks ago? you’re asking. i know, right? but here i am. still. did i ever tell y’all that i didn’t graduate college on time? yeah, somehow at the finish line, i still needed one more class and ended up hanging around Winter Park for the summer taking an Ann Tyler class to fulfill my very last couple credits and officially get my degree. so this feeling is super familiar.
that said, creative combinations seem to be my secret weapon here, so i’m doing it again! i didn’t have anything pulled together for Friday list of 5 when i remembered that Day 11 asked
What do you do when you’re not writing? How do you reset and return to this dashboard, refreshed? What do you need in your day-to-day life to maintain balance?
since my last post was a week and a half ago, this really resonated today. what have i been doing? why haven’t i been writing? that second question is probably a bit more complicated than “life got busy,” which is what i like to tell myself. i’ve been questioning again what i’m doing here. i’ve also been exploring a book idea and much of my focus has been on whether that idea is viable, how to make this space more fun for me — and for you — and kind of generally doing a gut check about my writing and what i want to do with it. deep, y’all. and i’m not ready to write about it yet. ha.
but in between those bouts of deep thought, i’ve done several totally normal things that honestly pretty typical of every week. i usually capture a lot of the typical stuff here and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see it there, too. but, for the sake of 5 On Friday, here’s a recap of things i do when i’m not writing. they keep me sane, balanced, busy as shit . . . and make me miss writing more when they keep me away from it too long.
3. food (and wine)
have a fantastic weekend, y’all!