Today I am supposed to begin my marathon with the MotherLOAD, a scrapbooking class on Big Picture Classes. The last nine weeks have been basic training, getting ready for twenty-six days of a layout a day.
During this class I also took another class called Write Now with Amy Sorensen, also an onlline class with Big Picture Class. That was an intense class. I didn’t finish but I learned a lot! We had a writing prompt everyday and three writing assignments a week for four weeks. Yesterday was the last day of that, but I can go back and excess the class handouts, audio messages and videos. It was well worth it!
So as I had both of these classes going on, I also started our homeschool year on August 8. Needless to say it was a busy and crazytime.
Both of these classes have taught me to let go. Let go of my perfectionism, to stop worrying about what other people think (I can’t really shut that one off very well!). Another thing that keeps me from writing is the fear of offending someone. That they might take what I say the wrong way. That is one reson I started this blog. It’s my blog and I can write what I want! (that sounded unkind). What I mean is that I hope I can write without fear on here.
Furthermore I have that blank page staring at me. The writing prompts helped with that. Just write. Just write and eventually something of substance comes out or as Amy puts it “an original thought”.
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I don’t know if I’ll every be a writer of stories. I don’t know if I am that creative or if I have that good of an imagination. I never thought I’d be that much of a reader but I am now. Who knows what the future will bring.
So, I think I’ll clear off my scrapbook table (finish the last two layouts I made) and get ready for my marathon! Wish me luck! Or better yet say a prayer for me!
My work table!