I’m using the same title “Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday,” that I’d used last year on this holiday, and this is what I said: “On this ‘Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday’ there are just so many choices to make, about what am I going to do today? There seems to always be work that needs to be done. Or just relaxing at the beach sounds nice and serene. Pondering life and contemplating what it is all about, but first I need to get my writing practice done. And then I can move on to the next decision, and what other choices I’ll be making today.”
The year before that I wrote Chasing after something to write About, which is still very true today, and this is what I wrote: “On this Memorial Day weekend I’m feeling a lot like this smiley face chasing this butterfly because I’m “Chasing after something to write About!” Because I made this commitment to myself to try and write something in my blog every day. And things have been going along just fine with my writing, so far, but this trying to write when I’ve got nothing on my mind to say, or to write about is causing me a lot of trouble. So the idea today and my theme for writing in my blog this year is Writing just to Write. It’s the challenge to force myself to write every day, and to learn how to just communicate my thoughts in writing.”
And the year before that my title was Cynical Thoughts: “This is not where I want my mind to be on this Memorial Day weekend, but nevertheless that’s where I am at with my “Cynical Thoughts!” I was reading Bobby’s article today: Help Fight Modern Day Slave Labor, and although he got a good deal on a new roof for his house, the laborers that were used to get the job done were not paid for their toil and trouble, which is a travesty of justice.”
Lastly, in my first year of writing my post was titled Sharing My Thoughts: “I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time sharing my thoughts with the world. Yesterday I wrote I Have this Argument Everyday for a Write Stuff Fiction Friday challenge. And although I have had the thought of what I wrote about for quite a while, it just didn’t seem appropriate to say it. But the challenge, it being fiction, seemed to make me feel that I could reveal the thought, although I don’t know how much of the thought was fiction, because of Mr. Negative.”
So what I’ve done today is to copy and paste the first paragraph of my blog entries from my previous posts on the Saturday before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. And as I wrote in yesterday’s post about: “telling stories of days gone by; reminiscing about the past.” These words on the page mean a lot to me today. But I’m also keeping this goal from Writing just to Write: “Allow myself to take a break from writing every day.”
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend and Enjoy Life!
Thanks for Listening,