This week, my intentions were good, but I didn’t quite manage to submit. Too many things got in the way. However, I am not going to let that deter me from striving for this week to come! On the positive side, I did succeed at a couple of other challenges that took me outside my zone.
First, I volunteered to judge a youth writing competition awhile ago, but this week also agreed to be the media person/editor for communications on this event. It will be part of a town event in June, and should be a challenge as well.
Second, I went to a great party alone, and although, yes, I sat in a corner, within a couple of minutes I had made two new poet friends. Years ago I would have been alone in that corner and silently wishing myself very small. I managed some networking on behalf of a poetry organization I belong to, and had a casual conversation with someone I had found a little intimidating before the party. All of that made up for the terrible snowstorm that awaited me on the drive back home! I have also managed to keep away from chocolate this week, mostly. And finally, last night found myself as part of a foursome for dinner including a very well-known American poet, and holding up my side of the conversation. I had been at a workshop he was presenting, and there was a reading later in the evening, so it just worked out that we ended up going to dinner together. Altogether a wonderful day and evening that left me exhilarated and feeling connected to poetry, just like the first time I ever attended a poetry reading. I would like to bottle that feeling so that I can use it as a tonic on those days when I lose track and lose confidence.
Looking forward to writing this week, while this feeling is still with me! Carol
Awesome week! Wonderful to hear!
Thanks, Pearl! Some of that awesomeness was very much thanks to you! C
Sounds like you had a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, I did, thanks! Interesting that when I started to write the post I was thinking “fail” and yet when I noted down what I achieved during the week it was actually a tremendous PASS!