Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New year, new me!

At the end of 2012, I read a horoscope for the new year that literally blew my mind.  It said that 2013 would be a year of great change and of facing my fears.  I thought I had done pretty good in 2012 by learning how to finally ride a bike.  The horoscope reminded me that there were still a few more things to conquer in 2013.  First on the list and a topic that I have written about before, my fear of writing.  Early this week I met with sexy grammarian,  Kristy Lin Billuni, a writing coach/writing psychotherapist extraordinaire based in lovely San Francisco.  In our hour long session, which flew by entirely too quickly, she gave me some amazing tips on how to overcome my fear and to get writing again.  My first and most important homework assignment requires me to write everyday without the fear of being criticized or edited.  This assignment is what has led me back to my trusty underutilized blog. 

Kristy suggested that I allow the creative part of myself the freedom to write without being judged and then provide the critical part of myself the time it needs to present my work to the world.  So far it has been working out well.  I find that I have less fear when I know that I am allowed to be free and not care about how perfect it is.  My daily writing was tough at first because I was not sure what to even write about.  Then I realized that the subject was not the important part of the exercise.  I am excited to see where this new practice will take me!