Intentions / Reverb 16

Happy December, everyone! Just like last year, I’ll be participating in a monthly blog prompt series. This year’s is Reverb 2016 and I’m excited to get started! Just like last year, I’m starting a day late, but I’m hoping to catch up.

Intentions.  Let’s set our intention for the month of December on writing, creativity, and expression.  What do you hope to get out of a month of writing each day?  What is your favorite part about writing – the idea, the first words, the final sentiments?

I seriously thought I’d be writing in this blog a couple times a week, every week, in 2016. As you can see from my archives page, that hasn’t been the case. My blog mojo’s floundered the past few years as social media’s taken over the space formerly occupied by bloggers. I can feel how tentative and awkward I sound in my writing these days because I’m so out of practice.

This December, I want to write in this blog every day. Writing every day last December made me feel inspired and creative and hopeful, and I hope to do the same thing this year. I’m not looking for a sense of accomplishment because I wrote something every day — instead, I look toward the feeling I get when I write.

I’m an idea person. When I write, I try to convey my feelings and ideas. I stumble over words and phrases but I hope that my intent shines through. I don’t anticipate these first few entries to be coherent or cohesive, but I’m writing something down and that’s what’s important to me right now. I’m getting ideas and feelings out, even if they might not make sense.

I write for connections. I’ve met some of my closest friends through online journals and blogs. I always want to make more friends. I write so people can read my posts and nod along and understand, and I read other people’s posts for the same feeling. Writing’s allowed me to meet so many friends.

Creativity’s in my blood. I spent most of my days making something, whether it be knitting accessories and garments, coding websites, or writing blog posts and journal entries. I don’t sit still very well and need to be up and making things. This is what I’ve missed about blogging and writing and I hope to keep up with it for real this time.

Let’s get started, December 2016.