I recently got a group email asking for our quarantine stories–what we’re doing to keep ourselves alert and fit, what we’re experiencing in terms of the news regarding our community–globally, nationally, state-wide, locally–what we’ve seen in our families, friends, and neighbors that give us cause to celebrate, what lifts us up and makes us laugh, how our faith is being tested…all of that sort of thing.
We have this wonderful BOLLI forum available to us for sharing our experiences during this potentially so very isolating time in our lives. (Or during any time, for that matter, of course!) So, think about what you might share with all of us.
No, you should NOT let thoughts like “but I’m no writer” or “nobody will be interested in what I have to say” or “I’m not doing anything of any note” get in your way. Absolutely every one of those thoughts is actually quite worthy of exploring and sharing with others who feel the same way.
SO–this is a great time for exercising. Not only by stretching and bending into yoga poses or doing jumping jacks, but by stretching and bending your thinking muscles as well as your writing muscles (which you may or may not even realize you have–but, trust me, you do), and get your thoughts and feelings “out there.”
Send me any and all thoughts–and if you would like or feel the need, I am happy to coach or edit.
Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org
No deadline, no word limit, no style preference–humorous, serious, fiction, nonfiction, essay, poetry, book/movie/tv show review, memoir, whatever you like!