First, I have a thank you that’s long overdue. Julie Dao passed along this pretty little bouquet to me- I love Picasso and I love awards! So guess, what? If you love Picasso you too can swipe the award!
So, I have some words of wisdom to pass along from my daughter (who is three, by the way). A couple days ago she looked at me, and full of seriousness said, “Mommy, I grow every day.”
It was just so adorable, coming from no where. I love watching her grow every day too- learning to read new words, discovering the seasons, and even outgrowing her pants. I like to think that I grow every day too. I’ve been dabbling in painting lately and I’m making an attempt to try new things whenever possible, be it food or even just reading a book outside of my normal genre.
And of course, I try to grow as a writer each day. Or at least each week. Reading blogs helps as does writing every day.
So, what do you to to grow, either personally or as a writer?
And this weekend’s fun word to use in a sentence?
Snafu- (noun) There was a slight snafu in the ice cream conveyor belt, resulting in the most peculiar combination of peppermint cookie dough peanut butter gelato.
I hear tell that they had a snafu at the Eggo plants too, resulting in a horrifying shortage of Eggo waffles across the country that may last well into next year! Horror and Woe!
What do I do to grow? Daily writing is a MUST. Also lots of reading. And I workshop with a fellow writer– she's much much much better than I am with grammar and punctuation, and a lot more descriptive, so she complements me incredibly well since I'm notorious for under-describing, and bad comma usage. Workshopping really does great things.
Read a lot of books. Watch Jon Stewart as often as possible. Try writing in new genres (especially with my short fiction). Find new blog friends. Read interesting news articles. Travel as often as I can afford to. And on and on and on. 🙂
Cute story about an insightful three-year-old. You should be proud. I do everything I can to grow, but it seems this week I've hit a slight SNAFU. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
I guess that's what they meant when they said from the mouth of babes.
You have a great weekend.
Amalia- Lucky you to have such a great writing partner! I'm still waiting to see what my first round of betas come up with for HATSHEPSUT- one more week! And no Eggos? The absolute horror!
Valerie- I miss John Stewart and Stephen Colbert. We got rid of cable when my daughter was born so it's been three years without them. And I spend as much time possible traveling. Especially internationally.
Susan- No writing snafus! At least next week is a short one, right?
TRQL&THEA- Welcome! Yeah, little ones tend to be spot on a lot of the time.
I have grown a lot, as a writer and as a reader, since I began blogging regularly. I think motherhood and marriage require daily growth, as does being a teacher! 🙂 I also think, however, a snafu or two (or 200) come with the territory of motherhood and teaching! 🙂
Don't you love three year olds! Mine amazes me everyday.
I grow by writing and reading. Investing in a great deal of prayer. Blogging has opened my eyes to new hopes and hordes of friends that I share the same dream with.
It feels good.