I have finally discovered something about writing, it should have been obvious to me but it really helps connect the dots when you experience it in your personal life.
In November when nanowrimo was in full swing, I found myself stuck after a few days of writing and I never met my word goal. Today I am ahead of my word goal, so what is the difference between the two experiences? Passion.
In November I tried to think of a book that others would like not a book I felt passionate about, this lack of passion brought about a lack of inspiration in my work, and a lack of inspiration means a book that will not manifest. Not only did I lack the words to write my story but I also lacked the feelings that bring it to life.
I have begun to understand that thoughts are one thing but to connect them to reality is another, you can’t just repeat words and things will just appear. What I found is that feelings must be added to these words to bring any book into reality. Same goes with anything in our lives, there is a saying that goes, “believe and you shall receive”, what does this really mean? It doesn’t say think and you shall receive, it says believe and you shall receive, belief entails feelings behind what you think.
We’ll see what manifests at the end of the month.
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
We all have an inclination to some purpose. Once we understand it we are inspired to carry it out despite the struggles entailed. Passion provides the fuel to keep one’s hand to the plow in the process until the end sought is achieved.
We are all called. We need but answer.
Eric Liddell, the great Scot olympic runner said: “God made me fast; and when I run, I feel His pleasure.”
I believe that is where we find our passion. In pleasing Him, we please ourselves.
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You rock, Jana! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences ❤
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