Maybe it's a control thing.
I learned early on to keep a list of post ideas. Sometimes the ideas come almost faster than I can jot them down. Other times I draw a blank until I open the laptop. So, I thought I had a great idea about having ideas.
One of the blog posts this week comes straight from my quiet time journal. I've been keeping a quiet time journal for several years. It seemed like a wonderful resource. . . or not.
I pulled out the first journal and started looking for potential blog posts. After 20 - 30 entries, I realized it wasn't going to work, at least not for now. Closing my journal, I "heard" the still, small voice tell me to "Keep it fresh!"
Sharing stories is what Frankl and Carver do in Choose Joy. Have you gotten your copy yet? Mary Carver did a remarkable job of taking Sara Frankl's blog posts and keeping them fresh! Having had the privilege of walking with Mary during part of that journey, I think I'm safe in saying it was a challenge at times.
Are you keeping it fresh? Is there an area in your life that's ready for a little shaking up? It nearly scared me half to death when I went back to college after a 17 year hiatus. But I'm so glad I did! Retiring? Yep, scared but ready to start fresh. Starting to follow my passion as a writer? Can't even tell you how often I still ask myself, "What if nobody likes what I write?" But there you are! And you're worth the risk!