Sunday, March 31, 2013

SOLSC and Maya Angelo


“Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake.” 

If I didn't know better, I'd think that Ms. Angelou had participated in the SOLSC. If we're being honest, most of us think it's a little nuts to commit to the challenge of writing daily at this time of year...sort of like leaping knowingly into a frozen lake. On the other hand, there is the hope that the exhilarating jolt of jumping in with both feet will shock us out of the lethargy brought on by the long dark cold days of winter.



Either way, at the end of the month, we can look back and say we're glad we did it. In fact, most of us  already know we'll do it again. Sort of makes you look at those who jump into frozen lakes with a little more respect, right? A decision. One that may initially appear crazy, but in the end is worth it...for one reason or another.

3 comments:

  1. Congrats! I am not sure if this was your first time, but this year being my second, I found it was easier to jump!

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  2. I was not sure I could do it, for sure. It is satisfying to have made it all the way.

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  3. I love this line: "the exhilarating jolt of jumping in with both feet will shock us out of the lethargy." So true. It is a habit that commanded commitment that now brings a richness to writing. I feel more equipped, maybe less cautious than before. It does feel great.

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