I am in the midst of moving to a different house so I have to endure packing my things away. There is an upside though–I get to unearth the piles of things that I have forgotten I owned. Some discovered items are cleaned and lovingly stored away again, while others go to the “DONATE” or “TRASH” bins. However, no matter how much I convince myself to throw or donate more items than I repack, I find it difficult to get rid of some stuff (specifically, paper with scribbles of writing on them). I have found bits of paper with short poems on them, receipts with a paragraph of a story, paper bags with words that sounded interesting when strung together. I have amassed a lot of drafts, and frankly, I’m afraid to throw even just one scrap of paper for fear of losing an important thought. In the meantime, I am storing some of my works in my tablet. Maybe having a digital copy will make it easier for me to let go of my paper stash…maybe. I wonder what others do with all their drafts?
Yes, I promised myself this year that I would write at home, in the car, when I walk…in short, I promised to actively engage myself in the process of writing. There are days when it’s hard. I feel like I’ve squeezed all the juice in me, and there is none left to write. But there are times, especially when I walk early in the morning, that clarity ensues, and yes, ideas flow! So, be it an easy day, or a hard day, I promise that I will make writing a habit.
I created this new blog because these poems are not particularly for kids. It is a compilation of my earliest poems growing up, as well as new ones I’ve written along the way. In this little space, on top of everything else that clutters my life, I have made room for the simple joy of writing.
I hope that through this, you find what you want to make room for in you life as well =) Happy Reading!