In the event you’ve been following along, I have not posted my “Today I Noticed” bit in a few days. It was a 10 day challenge for myself, and although I didn’t post it here every day, I did turn to my journal some of that time, just given the convenience. This little exercise taught me a few things:
1. Even if I didn’t write about all of it, I noticed so much more during my days. I found myself actually slowing down to pay attention when I might normally skim right by something. I had the conscious thoughts about what I was noticing and often wondered if it would be the activity, feeling, or event that might find its way onto paper that day. I was never planning what to write, because it still came completely out of the blue when I would sit with the blog or journal, but it did make me slow down and spend a bit more time just observing.
2. Nothing has to be perfect before I write about it. I tend to get stuck inside my own head just trying to work out what I should write, what might be of value to others. If the point to this space is that I’m sharing my truth, then whatever strikes me to write about should absolutely be here. Even the mundane moments from every day life, if I feel the slightest bit compelled to talk about something, then I will do it.
3. I happened to enjoy just writing about whatever came to mind so much, that I plan to hang on to the “Today I Noticed” category. I fully expect that you will see it pop up in the space from time to time – and it will continue to be unedited and completely random in nature. You may get more of me than you bargained for.