Friday, March 26, 2010

New Beginnings

By Laurissa

The month of March is a fickle one: one day, birds are chirping, and the sun is shining; the next, it’s raining or even possibly snowing. There’s no telling what to expect from Mother Nature during this month. While I’m thinking about it, I guess that’s what I love about this month – waking up each morning, anticipating the warmer weather to come, and knowing there’s a chance that today might be that very day.




It’s this idea that today might be that very day, which I find inspiring, not just during the month of March, but every day. How often have we all heard, “today is the first day of the rest of your life?” Or, to put it another way, “it’s never too late for a fresh start” or a “new beginning.” I’m inspired to know that I don’t have to continue doing the same old thing that didn’t work for me in the past; it’s a new day -- I can do things differently…today. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be a new day for a new beginning. Sometimes it can be just a simple decision to change my attitude or thought process, and I’ve created a fresh start. I’m inspired to know it’s never too late to start over or to make a change.



Throughout this month, I’ve been reading the wonderful advice and insight offered by the other Working Stiffs and guest bloggers. I’ve not only read each and every post and the comments made by readers, but I’ve also been taking notes. As a new writer the insight I’ve gained this month from experienced writers has been invaluable. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences and writing advice.



I think the idea of starting anew is also what draws me to write. Through writing we have the opportunity to create on each new blank sheet of paper whatever we want to create. We don’t have to write what we wrote yesterday and we don’t have to write short stories because that’s “our thing.” We can fill that blank sheet of paper with whatever words we choose…it’s a new page to be filled however we want to fill it, and that to me, is very inspiring.

13 comments:

Joyce said...

Very true, L.

I like the pen name, btw!

Wilfred Bereswill said...

Laurissa wrote, "I think the idea of starting anew is also what draws me to write."


For me it's the money and fame.

Cue evil laugh.

Thanks Laurissa.

"Laurissa" said...

Thanks, Joyce.

Joyce said...

How's the fame and money thing working out, Will? Heh.

Wilfred Bereswill said...

Not so much.

Joyce said...

Same here.

Laurissa said...

Will,
Ha! "Money and fame"...also inspiring :-)

Jennie Bentley said...

I'm with Will. Money and fame. And of course avoiding insanity is a powerful incentive, too. The voices... aargh!

Annette said...

Money and fame??? Darn! How did I miss that part???

Gina said...

We all know that money and fame can't bring you happiness. We'd just like to see that for ourselves, just to make sure.

Wilfred Bereswill said...

I'm just waiting for J.J. Abrams to call with an offer to make A Reason For Dying into a blockbuster movie.

Then will come the money. I really don't need the fame.

PatRemick said...

Thanks for reminding us about new beginnings....

Laurissa said...

Pat, You're Welcome!