Thursday, October 1, 2015

My Treasure Box in 31 Days

I recently stumbled upon a writing link-up that I haven't come across before, called Five Minute Friday. The basic idea is having a one-word prompt, which you may or may not choose to follow, and then you freewrite for 5 minutes and link to other bloggers who do the same. It's a way to push some writing creativity and a way to connect with other people out in that nethersphere of blogdom.

Five Minute Friday sent me in the way of another writing phenomenon called 31 Days. Again a basic premise: write every day for the 31 days of October. Link up with others who are doing the same.

Combine the two ideas and who have five minutes of writing every day in October. Follow me here? I know that was complicated.

Anyway. I've been ruminating around these two ideas for the past few weeks since I first found the websites. I've been exploring more creativity now that I have some time in my days with fewer kids home, and this little project has really struck a cord. Finally, this week, I hit on the idea that actually gets me going enough to want to commit.

For a long time, I've kept a treasure box. It's where I store my little knick-knacks, things that remind me of special people or events, or things that just make me smile. For a long time, I've thought that it would be worthwhile to document those items and the stories behind them. I know all the significance, but no one else does, and if I never write them down, no one else will. So, each day in the month of October, I will document one treasure from my personal treasure box.

Be excited.

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1 comment:

river song said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Five Minute Friday—welcome! I've been participating for only a few weeks, so I'm a newbie, too. So cool you're also planning to do 31 days of free writes; I've started and hope to continue. BTW, I'm parked in the 55 spot for Five Minute Friday this week.