Creativity Magazine

This Old Dog is Bound and Determined to Learn Some New Tricks!

Posted on the 28 October 2012 by Juliejordanscott @juliejordanscot

Perfect moment for some stream of consciousness writing.

SocsundaynewToday our prompt is:

What new tricks would you like to learn or have you learned?

I would like to learn how to use a drill… well. I want to be able to hang curtain rods and new curtains. This doesn’t seem like it should be all that hard, but so far, I haven’t mastered it. It would help to own a drill or just borrow a friend’s drill for a weekend or so, I suppose.

I would like to learn how to Speak Italian. Seriously, I have wanted to go there so badly and I believe it honors the country to do as well with the language as I possibly can.

I would like to learn how to fly a kite. Can you believe I have never flown one?

I would like to learn how to use a really exceptional Digital SLR camera, you know the ones you can change lenses with and get crystal clear, amazing photos? I WANT THAT!

I would like to learn how to write grants so I could teach writing in prisons and halfway houses and anyplace where people need to learn how to communicate better (which is everywhere!)

I would like to learn how to play guitar… again. I was always a strummer and I would like to be a picker.

I would like to learn how to make my hair look prettier.

I would like to learn how to…. Grow things better. Or maybe have the patience to grow things better. I’ve been doing well with my houseplants but how I would love to have a beautifully smelling garden.

I would like to learn how to help my love feel better. He is going through a feeling bad spell and I don’t know how to feel better and keep moving even when moving feels oh so impossible.

I would like to learn how to make bookshelves and a window seat and cabinets,

Wow, I have a lot of new tricks I would like to learn!

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (find it at Jana's Thinking Place). .
  • Link up your post there, too.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

Writing the sunset in blossomsFollow me on Twitter: @juliejordanscot 

Be sure to "Like" WritingCampwithJJS on Facebook (THANK YOU!)

Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. 

Did you enjoy this essay? Receive emails directly to your inbox for Free from Julie Jordan Scott via the Daily Passion Activator. One inspirational essay and poem (almost) every week day. Subscribe here now -

Subscribe to DailyPassionActivator
Powered by  © 2012 by Julie Jordan

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog