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A Writer's Journey

It’s not the 13th, yet!
Really simple trip at lunch. Right?

Go to Walmart to return a too small tv. 30 minutes in line waiting to do this. The lady who helped me was wonderful! The associates not stopping to help her? Pfft. 

Quick return. 

Go to the electronics dept. to go get a bigger tv. The tv is locked to a cable. Really? Wait to get an associate to unlock it. Go get in line in the electronics dept. to purchase it. The two guys there? Stuck on the phone waiting to activate the phones for their customers. Couldn’t call someone to walk me to the front registers… Finally I am out of there. 

Hangry now. 

Go to McDonalds, Im late now anyways. Give my order, pull forward to have the manager come out and start talking to the cars in front of me. Finally gets to me. The computer systems are down. They are taking orders manually at the first window. Talk with girl there. All I want is a cheeseburger and a McChicken sandwich. Thank you!! I get them for free. 

Decide to drive around the lake to avoid downtown traffic. 


Wait ten more minutes. Finally back to the office 35 minutes late. I’m lucky my boss likes me. 

3. Jump in puddles

No really!!! Jump in puddles. Take a day and go be a kid. Play. Jump in a puddle, get your clothes sopping wet and just go have fun. 

2. Read

Really! Read everything and anything. Read for pleasure. Read to learn. 

I’m not saying finish the book if you just can’t after chapter 2. But if you can’t get past chapter 2, read the last two chapters to see how it ends. 

Then, put the book in one of three piles:

Keep- never touching again. I have it just for a conversation piece. 

To be read- the ending makes me want to read it. I’ll wait until I can wrap my brain around it. 

Toss- I don’t mean throw it out. But instead donate it to someone   somewhere. 

Just enjoy. And if you read more of one genre than another? Who cares. As long as you are enjoying what you read. 

1. Write

I mean it. Write. Write a story, write a poem. Write anything! Something! Just write. 

It doesn’t matter how much or how long. Writing opens up your mind and your soul. 

And just so you know, not everything you write has to be shared. 

Dont get me wrong. I love being the big spoon. There’s nothin like having a big strong back to snuggle up into. That curve at the small of the back to ball up in to. An arm to peek up over and glare at the world from. I love that. 

But somedays, somedays I want to be George. I want to be bound, made to submit. Snuggled. Tucked under a broad chest and told to stay, to sleep. To peek up from the covers with a furry arm in the way blocking everything from the outside world from my view. 

Somedays, most days, I need that. I may not want it. But I know I need it. And I need someone to know I need that without me asking. 

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