— Robert D. Richardson, First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process
I don't think of this blog as a journal at all. Really. I scarcely tell anything here. I keep my rambling and whining (believe me) to a minimum. I do hope that, like my journals, I will look back and see evidence of patterns, growth, insight, and a bit of a history of what I was up to.
I do feel I have hit a level of something ... accomplishment? here ... what with the consistency of daily writing and the newfound ability to empty the dishwasher and keep the counters neater. And I do want to grow, writing-wise, yoga-wise (hahahaha) in some way, some direction.
This is where I often get lost. Sometimes it is first steps. More often it is next steps. I am not even sure how to suss out what the next step(s) is/are. In this case, I see my immediate options for this writing space to
- return to more study and philosophy
- write more about my past/history
- write more about my current real life
- do creative writing assignments and post them here
In the meantime, I am going to muse on Emerson's suggestion to render an account of myself to myself ... somewhere if not here.