StayHomeWriMo Wellness

Day 3:StayHomeWriMo

March 27, 2020

I apologize for not getting this up yesterday, I found myself wrapped up in my quilting. And then I started some designing done for a non-profit I volunteer for. Busy day!

Mental Well-Being: Take a few minutes to read a poem, whether an old favorite or a new one. 

Annabel Lee is my favourite poem. I’ve always wondered what a Kingdom by the Sea looks like?

Creative Well-Being: Writing exercise: Set your text to white and try free-writing in invisible mode. No inner editors allowed!

I hate this. Whilst I am a writer, I was also an editor. I’m a perfectionist so not being able to edit is horrible but here we go.

I could feel myself editing whilst I was writing. I’m on autopilot. I knew I misspelled a word and would try to correct it. UGGGGG

Here’s the unedited passage:

“the wind is cold. But still ,it’s calming. A comfortable level of cold. Just cold enough to calm you down and breathing a new emotion; peace. I sit non rhthe dock gazing out into the water ways. the marshes are bare. ;not  creature lives that I can see. But if I were to take a closer look, Ikn w I would see them, Maybe. If the water was clearer, or the sun shined a little brifghter. BUt I suppose there will always be a water is clearer on the other side. I had to waslk further into the forest an dswap lands to see the life. How marvelous is it to be surrounded by life. TO treach our and touch it. hold on to it. Ride the wind an dfly with it.”

Hey that first line I was able to edit even though I couldn’t see. muhaha

Social Well-Being: Join our Virtual Write-In live today or watch the recording!

I missed it. But I did watch it and it was fascinating. I also had a lovely Zoom coffee date with my girl friends. We miss each other dearly.

Physical Well-Being: Memorize a 20-second passage from your favorite book to recite whenever you wash your hands.

“Push yourself. Don’t settle. Wear those stripy legs with pride. And if you insist on settling down with some ridiculous bloke, make sure some of this is squirreled away somewhere. Knowing you still have possibilities is a luxury. Knowing I might have given them to you has alleviated something for me.” – Me Before You

  • Reply
    Paul Theofan
    March 27, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Good stuff, Ari!

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