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Just Write

As I try to talk myself into making the time (when there is little to be had) and doing my damnedest to write and send in my first two magazine submissions this week, this advice from the phenomenal author Anne Lamott is timely and inspiring.

“Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen. Repent just means to change direction — and NOT to be said by someone who is waggling their forefinger at you. Repentance is a blessing. Pick a new direction, one you wouldn’t mind ending up at, and aim for that. Shoot the moon.”

-Anne Lamott

Thank you Anne! I begin writing tomorrow.

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One comment on “Just Write

  1. This sounds like me Tracy, always worrying what others think. Thank you for sharing your thoughts…how nice to be reminded to live in the moment… Love, Mom

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