Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past: What were you writing about last year at this time? Tell us what has changed (if anything) since then.

I chose the above prompt from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop this week, then I obediently went to last year's post for early December.  Despite all that has happened in the past year, I was surprised to see that last year's December 7 post was amazingly like this year's December 6th post!

This was troubling to me.  Am I that boring consistent with my writing? I am a very stable consistent person and my writing reflects those qualities. I can't decide if that is a comforting fact or not...

It's not like there have not been changes in my life!  Children leaving home and the flooding and rebuilding of our home have certainly brought upheaval and change.

Yet certain things will always be rock-solid in my life: 
  • my faith will not waver
  • my belief in the importance of marriage and commitment
  • my belief in motherhood being the highest calling I have
  • the importance of home and making it a haven
  • the calling of every believer to study the Word
  • my love of dishes, home decor, pictures of paths and roads, candles and apparently, white Christmas lights
  • my dislike of laziness
I suppose when you believe things passionately your writing will reflect those same passions.

I commit to myself that in 2012 I will continue to write about these things albeit in new and different ways. I will definitely need inspiration in how to achieve this goal.  First, I'll pray about it.

Next, I'll continue to find inspiration online by surfing and even googling if need be.  It goes without saying that I will avail myself of such stellar resources as Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop!


Anonymous said...

Haha a little consistency isn't bad! It's when you get predictable that things get boring!

Stopping by from Mama Kat's!

Adrienne said...

Great to find you! Love the values you posted ~ and if those things follow you year to year, you can't go wrong! Visiting from Mama Kat's - gonna sign up to follow.

Arnebya said...

I don't see it as boring at all. It's consistent and determined and committed to your beliefs. I wish I weren't so wishy-washy from year to year (although I'm pretty sure were I to write them down I'd find some things that were static and unbending too).

Anonymous said...

I find that my 25 Days of Christmas parallels last year on many days. It just tells me that I need to write about different things, not change my consistent life. I enjoyed your post as it made me think... those are the best pieces of writing.

JanMary @ said...

Thanks so much for visiting my wee blog.

Your values should definitely not be changing, so don't apologise for being consistent!

Merry Christmas to you and yours from N Ireland.

Raine said...

There is nothing wrong with writing about the same things! Especially things you feel so passionate about. Sometimes I feel like I am just copy and pasting new posts ;)

Jamie said...

if it's not broken, don't fix it! Enjoy your writing!