Each day during the #5for5BrainDump week I will write to the prompts. Today? Challenging due to insomnia last night. The victory and improvement is I showed up. I am proud of that! Read on for my slightly meandering stream of consciousness today....
How powerful is writing to do lists and gratitude lists every day?
What is something I can improve every day?
I know I want to improve on keeping my top 5 + bonus every day. My mini passion project, my passionate possibility there is another way I wanted to say that: oh, darn, can’t remember and this sounds really stupid – like if this was a character it might be that guy I saw this morning playing a cast off banjo on top of the bus shelter.
If he wasn’t a cracked out meth head I would have said, “Oh my gosh, that is the most creative use of busker I have ever seen!”
In fact, I was half way down deciding he was a great inspiration until I actually started video taping him and realized he was a wreck in reality, but in visual storytelling I loved the guy.
I bet he doesn’t have a 5 + 1 Passionate Project list he fills out the day before.
Today I have gotten off to an awful start because of my insomnia spell.
Here I am, though, back and writing and not catching up but being present.
Being present that my schedule is off kilter and not making it or me wrong but instead maintaining focus. It will all work out. It will all work out.
I am grateful for these five minutes. Even with such a tiny slice of time, I can calm myself, I can have insights I can move myself forward.
I can improve.
Once again, I am waiting for the five minutes to end. Like that bonus: there is another rmessage I am meant to hear.
The message: wait for the applause. Trust it is coming. Lean into it and take another breath. Laugh when it comes.
Julie Jordan Scott
is the founder and creator of 5For5BrainDump. She has been inspiring artistic rebirth since 1999.