The topic today is about cutting back on the Busyness to make room for writing, which means prioritising and delegating and reframing tasks into what’s really important… My problem is not busyness – or lack of time (I have all the time I could possibly need to write!) No, it’s lack of energy… when one has only X-number of spoons of energy to expend in a day, it’s all about prioritising where that energy is going to go. Getting showered and dressed takes a fair portion of my energy allowance (hence I’m writing here in my pjs 🙂 ). It’s why I do all forms of writing first thing in the morning – daily journal pages, to do lists, emails, blog posts, etc. I take frequent rests and naps throughout the day to bolster my energy reserves to get me through to bedtime.
The other task today is to write a list of all you would write if you had all the time (or energy!) in the world – so here’s my list, in no particular order, just as they occur to me pecking at the keyboard right now:
- why Virginia Woolf is so important to me
- why I long to visit Charleston and Monk’s House
- why I want to visit Iona
- memoir pieces – Oxford, Kenya, California, trying to start a family, early motherhood, my own childhood, the stroke, the past decade
- what/who I mean by ‘God’
- why Art is so important
- what I mean by ‘Soul’
- what are Beauty, Truth, etc.
- why I enjoy tarot/oracle cards
- why books are vital to my well-being
- why writing is vital to my well-being
- why I hardly ever read fiction any more (yet I enjoy film/TV dramas)
- leaving an annotated photo album for the kids of our life so far
- why I enjoy football (lifelong Liverpool FC fan)
- why I adore the 1920s (or rather the period between the Two World Wars)
- why I love trees and being in Nature
- favourite magazines and books (and why they are favourites)
- why writing letters is important
- what is Church?
- the internet – friend or foe?
- what is ‘middle-age’?
- what is personhood?
I guess that’s enough to be getting on with 🙂