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SO LAST WEEK while stuck at home because of this, I decided to go through all the writing ditherage I’ve kept over the years.
Much of it was in boxes in the basement.
I was diligent about my daily 3 page writing practice for a while there.
Just about all the notebooks contained a repetitive selection of whiny, self-absorbed, humdrum scribblings that suggest to me now I was stuck and unhappy during those years.
My inner muse had not caught my attention yet.
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AFTER SAVING THE few good or funny thoughts I’d captured years ago in these notebooks, I had an epiphany. I thanked the writing practice for guiding me to today, then as a way of making my life lighter I shredded these notebooks.
Every last one of them gone.
Thus I’ve freed myself, literally and spiritually, from a bunch of heavy negativity that I’d been saving in boxes in the basement for over a decade.
I tell ‘ya, if you’re feeling burdened by life I recommend shredding outdated thoughts. It may sound corny, but doing so has lifted a weight from me. And I feel free to get on with that which needs to be written now.
Muse, lead the way.
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