Writing 101 ~ Day One: Unlock the Mind

Writing 101“To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write.”

Easier said than done but …

My mind is one of an Introvert, it drifts, thinks, forms opinion but it’s always sheltered, cautious when communicating verbally, aware that many a time my mouth is unable to utter the thoughts that are boggling through that gray matter known as my brain.

My blog is my way of expression. It pertains to Gardening which is a hobby slowly being turned into a lifestyle. I hope to 1 day grow so much food that I would probably need to go grocery shopping only once a month. Would I dare verbally tell friends that?  Noooo …

Today is Easter Sunday and what did I do?  I dug soil for 2 hours making a drain of sort, cut old branches and raked dried leaves to fill that drain. Then to top things off, I drove to a friend’s stable and begged for 2 (garbage) bags full of dried horse poop which got added onto the stuff in the dug drain. Oh yes! I made me a new veggie bed ~ hugelkultur style.  By 5 p.m. when I sat back to look at what has been achieved, I decided I deserved an early, ice-cold beer. So I sat back in the garden, sipped my ale and told the birds which came to their feeder how much I love them, my beautiful feathered friends.

Why do I love “playing in dirt” as the American expression goes?  Was I a farmer in my previous life? Am I trying to catch up with lost childhood when I had to be clean & proper or receive a butt-whack? Beats me (pun intended).

OK, I didn’t time it but I think I’ve partially unlocked my mind and wrote, or rather tapped on the keyboard, an aspect of my thought process.  So where do I go from here?  I need help because I’m not a writer per se, just a key board tapper learning to write.



9 responses to “Writing 101 ~ Day One: Unlock the Mind

  1. I would say you are a writer! This is a fantastic introduction to you and the things that matter to you. It was a very enjoyable read!


  2. What a pleasing read, you could have fooled me that you are not a writer,per se, as you put it. I’m looking forward to the time when you will illustrate your thoughts with some magical images. Your word picture today though fills my imagination.


  3. Not bad at all voor twentig minuten! I hope u grow so much food with more than enough to go round the world over! 😄


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