I wanted my return to blogging to be spectacular… and to acknowledge my absence. As a result, I’ve worked on a bunch of posts and most of them are well, lofty, or just crappy.
When I was in college, three of my roommates were taking Landmark Education’s the Forum and often asked me go with them; I always declined. They told me it was life changing and consciousness raising yet all I saw was their almost cultish devotion and the significant ongoing expense.(If you’re not familiar with the Forum, you may know its predecessor, EST.) Finally, I said yes just to get them to stop asking. Needless to say, after my session, I didn’t enroll. However, it was my first taste of personal development training, watching how much people crave it and wondering about the long-term impact.
A few weeks ago I wrote about my children and their commitment to the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program. In my effort to support them, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring too. All it takes to “win” is 50,000 words in 30 days. Easy peasy? I doubt it. I know all of the reasons “why not” and have been going over and over them in my mind, but excuses kill creativity. I’ve finally started to ask a much better question: “Why be creative?” I’ve been sitting on the fence long enough – change only happens with action.