15 Minutes

Good evening.  

So much for staying on top of my writing...I have a new goal though: to write fifteen minutes a day, even if it's just a brain dump. I need to cultivate the wee bit of writing that has been planted within me, and I need to help it grow. Hopefully fifteen minutes is enough time to work this thing out, and hopefully you'll be seeing me a lot more on here.

I've decided that I will be deactivating my Facebook for awhile.  A tough decision, as I am connected with so many fabulous people through it, as well as a couple of great Catholic women's groups.  But I am sure that this break will encourage me to be more intentional about my conversations and thoughts, as well as my interactions with people.  I will not be able to give my little bits of opinions as I wish, I will not be able to like comments and subthreads, and Ed Sheeran parody videos as easily.  And that's okay.

I've been struggling for awhile with this decision, but for the time being, I think it is a wise one.  I have been grappling with other ideas and decisions too, and sometimes, you've just got to tackle one to the ground instantly instead of overthinking how you will tackle it, for then the tackle will never happen.  Through prayer and discussions with my husband, mom, and friends, I am learning that certain ideas and decisions have been good ones for the present.  I get gut feelings a lot, and I can be a very intuitive person, so I am just trusting I am doing the best I can do.

This is why fifteen minutes of writing a day will be good for me.  I know this is what I need to do.  With that short time allotment, I will not be allowed to go back and piddle around and yada yada.  It will be what it will be, and if I need to do a longer follow-up, I will.  Practice makes perfect.  Call this my "heroic minute," and maybe this will get closer to Heaven.

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See you tomorrow.

Alex

 

"The heroic minute. It is the time fixed for getting up. Without hesitation: a supernatural reflection and... up! The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body." 

St. Josemaria Escriva