Ten Minutes

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I am a writer. That goes without saying. But balancing our passions, our callings, our crafts with the everyday responsibilities of parent, spouse, breadwinner, confidant, business owner… you pick your poison… well, that is an art we so often lack the skill (or will) to master. And our writing, our passions are always the first to suffer.

So I am starting this post series, “Ten Minutes,” in an effort to get back into the habit of writing. Ten minutes may sound minor, trivial even, but when you go months without writing, ten minutes is a lot. My intent is simple: Write for ten minutes, every single day. It doesnt matter what I write, as long as I write something. I will be posting it here on the blog to keep myself a little more accountable. It may be poetry, prose, a vent, rant or journal-like entry, it may be something for The Motherhood Project, something for my other blog “bpnaturally,” a response to something I read, a short story, spoken word, who knows? The point is that its something, everyday, no matter what… a habit, developed over time, to reimmerse me into my craft and give it just a little of the attention it so desperately needs and deserves.

So, I invite you to join me on this journey. Perhaps youre not a writer… maybe there’s something else your soul needs that has been too long withering on the wayside. Maybe its reading, reflecting, getting outdoors, perhaps its exercise, prayer or supplication, a project youve been avoiding, that closet you need to organize. Whatever it is, I urge you to join me in an effort to give it your attention for ten minutes a day. Just ten. Lets help keep eachother accountable. Lets rediscover what really matters the most.

Follow along on FB if youd like… share your Ten Minute challenge with us. Use the hashtag #tenminutes on twitter and FB to help build the buzz and find others to help you on your own journey. I look forward to hearing from you all. Thanks for stopping by.