Something about the shadows on the path caught my eye. The random shapes were intriguing. I don’t really know why, but my mind tried for a moment to make sense of them.
When I let go of trying to think of them in a certain way, I realized which trees’ leaves were casting the sun’s rays down in those beautiful designs. Then I could just enjoy them and the fun of looking for more along the way.
When I noticed my own shadow in a big square cut in the pavement, this month’s JOTTINGS TIP started becoming clearer:
JOT OUTSIDE THE BOX
Preconceived notions of what reminiscence is all about and how it “should” be done put a damper on the fun of it. Expectations of who you are or aren’t as a jotter can come into play too.
Have you found yourself thinking or saying any of the following?
“I’m not a writer. I don’t know what to say.”
“Don’t I need to research who the people are in these photos and where they were taken?”
“I’m too sentimental. I’d be embarrassed to share what I really want to say.”
“Nobody will want to read what I jot down.”
“I don’t have time to get it all done right so it looks and sounds good.”
That’s a lot of restriction being placed on our jottings before we even get started. It’s time to try a more energizing approach and remove the limitations we’ve put upon ourselves. The truth is you can jot down whatever you want, however you want to, and you get to decide if and how you might share it with others. It’s all your choice.
So this month, let’s let go of any expectations, judgments and hesitations that have been holding us back. Want to join me in opening up to all the infinite jottings possibilities that are waiting for us to enjoy outside the box?
Give it a try and let me know how that feels…
Your JOTTINGS for Generations Coach
Capturing Moments That Matter…Energizing Your Reminiscence…Passing It On!