I know I’ve been pretty terrible at keeping up with this blog! I repeatedly try. I open up Safari, click on my link to the dashboard, go to the “Add New” page. I sit and stare at this page for so long. Different thoughts race through my mind, none staying long enough to develop into something worth writing. I stopped for ten minutes. I didn’t know where to go next. I still don’t.
We’ve been writing poetry – everyday, which tends to take me hours. I mean, it literally takes me hours to write one poem. The first poem about an abstraction, which I chose happiness. The first thing that came to my mind was camping. Not the actual being outside and sweating and smelling like bug spray. I love the self-reliance of camping, the quiet of being surrounded by more animals than people. I like the being disconnected from the world, avoiding distractions of commercials, pop-ups, ads on the internet, billboards, flyers. There’s such a constant bombarding of total crap. It’s nice to get away and have a mental break from it all. I like not having the internet or cell phone service. When I have it, I feel like I have to use it.
I can’t wait to be unconnected again. It’s when I feel like me, no outside influences. It’ll be just me, family, hotdogs, s’mores, and quiet. There’s nothing better than being outside and surrounded by nothing but trees, water, and the breeze. It doesn’t matter how hot it is or how cold it is, as long as you’re outside, peaceful, and free.
That’s all I can say for now. If you’ve read this far, thank you for your persistence. One day I’ll get better!