The NEED to Write

Every Sunday morning, I come downstairs, grab a hot coffee, get comfortable on the couch, and write these posts on my daughter’s notebook computer.   I do this alone.  This is MY time.  It is the time that I have set aside in my life to be quiet; to get in touch with myself.  It is the time when I plumb my soul for the story that is stirring within; for the feelings that need to be expressed; for insights to bubble to the surface.  Over the last 20 months in which I have been blogging, this has become a ritual; it has become time that I look forward to; it has become a NEED that cannot go unmet!

Last weekend, I went up north to visit my cousin at her cottage.  It was a lovely weekend.  The trees were in full fall colour, the sky was ablaze with stars, the lake was wonderfully peaceful, and we caught up with my cousin and her partner, who we really enjoy.  It was fun and relaxing BUT I missed my blogging time Sunday morning.  Ever since then, I have been feeling a little off; a little irritable; a little discombobulated.

For the last three nights, I have tried to find time on the notebook computer, but my daughter has been using it.  I tried writing at my desktop, but that no longer works for me.  I can’t get into the right space, the right frame of mind at my desktop; that is the computer that I use for work; that is where I do my thinking; that is where I do my banking.  It is NOT the place where I sink into myself.  It is not the place where I drop down into my feelings.

Tonight, at last, I have gained time on the notebook computer; time alone; time away from family and work.  I have had my quiet time; my write without thinking time; my write from the heart time.  And now, I feel calmer; more centred; more calm.  For me, writing is the fix; it is therapy; it is meditation.  For me, writing is the road to my heart; the path to my soul.

How do you feel about  your writing time??

About kp

I am a woman and a mother, a sister and a wife. I have called myself a socialist and a feminist, an environmentalist and an activist, a pagan and an atheist. But, at this stage in my life, none of these labels feel right. I am searching; trying to find an inner calm; trying to make peace with life's disappointments; trying to answer the big questions in my own small life.
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10 Responses to The NEED to Write

  1. i guard it with my life! lol i’m so glad you found time!

  2. Deliberately Delicious says:

    This post resonates strongly for me. I feel exactly the same way when I don’t have time to write. It is a necessary and nourishing practice in my life. I am so glad that you find the time to write and to share your writing. I always enjoy your work. And your feature photo today is magnificent! Out on the West Coast, we mostly go from green straight to wet and soggy…

  3. Paul Kinder says:

    It sounds like your writing time is when your spirit comes out to play, and she seems to be most comfortable in familiar surroundings. I’m sure she comes out at other times, not just when you are writing. But what a beautiful habit you have created, and what beautiful surroundings. :-)

    • kp says:

      I think that is exactly it!! And I am lucky that I live in a beautiful home surrounded by a lot of green space. What about you? Have you created a writing space for your self?? Kim

  4. Yes, it is precious. Like you, I can’t write at my desk…too busy with the mundane. I have to write on my laptop from my bed or on the couch. And then I’m in another world…Moments to cherish :)

    • kp says:

      So I am not the only one who feels that way about writing somewhere different than my office!! That makes me feel better. When I wrote that, I thought it sounded a little whiney, but that is my reality. Kim

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