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Day 407


4/7/20


I don't often get much feedback regarding what I write.


I do hear from my family, which is great. I have to admit, their feedback feels a little biased.


Much of the feedback that I do get pertains to the entries about my kids. Which is also great. I certainly do enjoy writing those ones.


I appreciate all of the feedback that I do get.


I wouldn't even mind some disagreeable feedback from time to time. I would love somebody to care enough to disagree.


Constructive criticism would be welcomed as well. Improvement is really the whole reason I started in the first place.


I guess the reality is that the feedback would be more prevalent if more people were paying attention. I'm not sour about that at all because the bigger reality is that I don't do much to try and grow an audience...because I'm really not writing to an audience. Knowing that anybody takes the time to read what I write is humbling in itself. I don't have any ulterior motives. I'm write because I want to improve my life. I want to be a better me. And helping people is a part of that, and I hope that some of this is helpful.


I got some feedback from a friend regarding yesterday's entry, and I really appreciate how thoughtful it was. She certainly analyzed it more than I did while writing it, and her observations were spot on.


Since reading it this afternoon, I've been thinking about my process.


To be totally honest, I can't really put a finger on exactly what my process is. What I do know for sure is that the most important part of the process is that I write something every day.


As the last 407 days have come and come, that part of the process is the only part that has remained the same. And that consistency keeps me going. I am undoubtedly more thoughtful, more observant, and more intentional in everything that I do.


The other part that I have rarely strayed from is that I try to keep my entries to 1 page or less in my journal, and I try to communicate as much as possible within that framework. So, when Ashley told me that "Much was communicated though little was said," she had no idea who big of a compliment that was. I could write a whole page on that sentence alone...maybe I will some day. Thanks Ashley.


I could keep going, but I think I'll wait till tomorrow to do that while I let more thoughts brew. In the meantime, if anything I ever write resonates with you, I'd love to hear from you. And I'd love for you to share it with anyone that may benefit from it. You can even subscribe if you want. Or you can just stay tuned to whatever social media post you found this on. I'll be back.



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