I hate when someone engages me in a controversial conversation that then wraps around my brain like a spider’s web. I feel like I ought to be strong enough to brush off the strands of the dialogue and escape the spider’s hold on my thoughts, but in reality, the more I work to break free, the more entangled I become in points I could have made and words I should have said. If a good sleep doesn’t clear away the tenacious gossamer threads by morning, I’ll have to put pen to paper and rewrite the troublesome exchange until I’ve banished the spider and her trap.
I want to be a writer, yet Henry David Thoreau's cautionary words echo in my brain: "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Knowing I have promised to blog daily for the coming year, I am committed to living the next 365 days to the fullest by seizing new opportunities, making old routines less mundane, and immersing myself in the details of ordinary situations. Building these habits will be key to convincing myself that I can legitimately sit down to write a future bestseller!
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