Five Minute Friday: Brave

Five Minute Friday: Brave

It’s Friday again. Glory be! Today I join The Gypsy Mama to write for five minutes on her weekly prompt. No editing or rewriting allowed. Click on the link to her site if you want to try it, too. The prompt this week is “Brave”.

I sit on the porch, my laptop on my knees. The “Sid book” as I so lovingly have called it for the past–ahem–many years, is now behind me. At least the creation of it is behind me. And so I must embark on a new adventure. I’ve been so wrapped up these past weeks with the “business” end of things, and with blog posts, that I haven’t connected with my muse. I haven’t been tapping my creativity.

So I place my fingers on the keyboard and wonder if it can happen again. This strange connection between soul and fingertips. Words flowing straight from the heart. I let it come in waves, slowly at first, then faster. In this quiet place where friends gather and the Creator is close to guide me. I lift a grateful heart as I become part of the process once again. A new Work in Progress has begun. Yes!

Now you know why I’ve been MIA for over a week! I went to Wimberley, Texas (near Austin) for a writing retreat with my dear old writing group. It was everything I was longing for. I may post more about that later, with photos. Have a wonderful Friday, dear readers.

  • Laura
    Posted at 07:03h, 16 March Reply

    I love the creative process and putting our work out for others requires bravery. I have not been braver than a blog. But soon, I hope I connect with a writing group like yours. Enjoy it and thanks for sharing.

  • Tara
    Posted at 08:25h, 16 March Reply

    oh, a writing retreat. Amazing! Glad you found your place in the creative process and all the best on the business side as well 🙂

  • redemptionsbeauty
    Posted at 09:17h, 16 March Reply

    Oh, to have that kind of luxury – a writing retreat with friends. Sounds like bliss. Nice to meet you through FMF!

  • Jessie
    Posted at 10:24h, 16 March Reply

    So glad you are tapping into creativity again. I too get task oriented and forget to just enjoy, writing, life, my Maker…
    Jessie at

  • Theresa Miller
    Posted at 11:46h, 16 March Reply

    Beautifully written. You speak my language!

  • Julie
    Posted at 15:20h, 16 March Reply

    Ooh, how fun would it be to be on a writing retreat, with friends to boot! I am joining from Five Minute Friday. Nice to read your post:).

  • demery
    Posted at 16:45h, 16 March Reply

    Can't wait to read your next creation, Alison! So privileged to be one of those dear old friends 🙂

  • Alison
    Posted at 21:34h, 16 March Reply

    A blog is very brave, Laura. 🙂

  • Alison
    Posted at 21:35h, 16 March Reply

    Thank you, Tara!

  • Alison
    Posted at 21:36h, 16 March Reply

    It was indeed blissful. The return to real life has been a bit rocky, though.

  • Alison
    Posted at 21:36h, 16 March Reply

    So easy to do, Jessie. Thank you for the comment!

  • Alison
    Posted at 21:37h, 16 March Reply

    Thank you, Theresa! So glad you think so.

  • Alison
    Posted at 21:37h, 16 March Reply

    Thank you for stopping by and for commenting, Julie!

  • Alison
    Posted at 21:39h, 16 March Reply

    The privilege is mine, Dem! It was a wonderful time. Hope you're enjoying the rest of your break. Say hello to Austin for me! (Wish I got to hang in the city on Wednesday instead of the airport!)

  • Angelina
    Posted at 16:32h, 19 March Reply

    Yay! Love this post! Keep your inspiring words coming!

  • Alison
    Posted at 09:18h, 21 March Reply

    Thanks Angelina! You too. Time to break the silence. 🙂

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