I’ve not written in a week.
For some, that’s not a big deal. For some, it’s nothing to worry about.
Why? Because I need to write.
I need to outlet.
I need the words on the page.
I need to vent about the ignorant politics at the state and national levels, making our “job” (I tell my students it’s not a job, because I come to school excited to be there with them) more and more like a job.
I need to vent about students who do see us as people who do not require their respect. Today, I had some blatant displays of disrespect, and why? Because students don’t respect themselves. How can we expect respect when they don’t see it in their own lives?
I need for the words to flow like the massive amounts of water down the Mississippi right now, because if they are dammed up, nothing good can happen.
And here’s the thing, I’m not even that good a writer! Imagine those people who have a talent, if they can’t get the words to flow?? Yikes!
However, I’ve got my notebook, I’ve got my pencil, and eventually, some situation will strike me as odd, silly, or writable.
I needed this.
April 9, 2019 at 10:18 pm
Turns out it’s all writable. Even when it’s not all rightable 😉 Keep at it — all of it!
April 10, 2019 at 7:08 am
We keep on keeping on, this is for certain! 🙂
April 9, 2019 at 10:23 pm
Love this poem Darin! It fills me with the desire to write every day! Most days, though, I’m just so busy and then tired, but I can really relate to your Mississippi River analogy 🙂
April 10, 2019 at 7:09 am
Just trying to make good habits for my own mental health. Some are harder than others! 🙂
April 10, 2019 at 4:03 am
Hang in there! Writing does help get the water flowing again. I look forward to reading about your next odd, silly or writable moment, and wish you smoother sailing ahead!
April 10, 2019 at 7:10 am
It’s the end of the school year, the final quarter, so while I can hope for smoother sailing, I’m not seeing it on the horizon. In those choppy seas, I’ll keep an eye out for the writable, and hope to avoid the monsters! 🙂
April 10, 2019 at 4:47 am
I find the more I write, the more I have to write about.
April 10, 2019 at 7:12 am
That’s where I’m at right now. I flew through the challenge last month. Maybe I need to up my writing time. Who knows? It’s always a mystery. 🙂
April 10, 2019 at 8:14 am
I took a week off of writing and was constantly thinking about what I could be writing about. I think a little time off is ok but am ready to jump back in again. Hope the wind down in your school year goes smoothly without too many bumps in the road. 🙂