Well how about that

April 28th, 2009

I found a little notebook today. Actually Boychen found it, pulling it out of a desk drawer along with a roll of clear tape, a black binder clip, a sheet of labels, some correction tape, and a 2008 agenda. I don’t remember when I used this notebook – I didn’t date it – but it was inspired by this post, so it would have been some time after that. So May or June of last year, maybe. I spent about a month listing each day a small handful of things that I really, really wanted. The very first line in the notebook?

“I want to publish my poetry.”

And here I am, one year later, with two poems in an on-line journal, four more coming out later in the year, and six currently under consideration.

Tonight, when the boys are asleep, I’m going to flip through the book and see what else I asked for. See what else I got.


3 Responses to “Well how about that”

  1. Julia@kolo on April 28, 2009 11:12 am

    I think writing wishes down, committing them somehow to something other than our thoughts, helps realize them more than we think.

    Congratulation on your publications!

  2. donab on May 10, 2009 10:57 pm

    I have been so amazed to thumb back through old journals and find words that I wrote about dreams that felt so frail and beyond my reach. And realize that I am living them now, while holding the seeds of them in my hand, having forgotten I had even planted them.

    I’m so glad my post inspired you to keep that little journal, and so glad you have achieve this goal!

  3. christina on May 22, 2009 12:08 am

    Ooooh! I want to know what else was in the notebook!

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