NaPoWriMo & PAD 2015

I’m late to the April Poem A Day party this year. To those of you already ten days in congratulations and I hope you’re enjoying the journey.

I’ve been popping into the sites and gathering up all the prompts so when I finally get properly going I’ll be like a rabbit let out of the cage.

For those of you wanting to jump on the bandwagon too you should check out:

www.napowrimo.net

AND

www.writersdigest.com

where I found today’s prompt which is: “Take the phrase “How (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.”

So that’s what I’m working on. What are you working on?

Soon we start over…

There’s one of those ‘inspirational’ pictures that does the rounds on Facebook and Pinterest that goes something like: “If he wants to call, he’ll call. If they want to be part of your life they’ll show you.”

And I think about that often especially since I live abroad. And I know that I am very lucky. I’m so lucky because my heart misses people in far-flung places and by some miracle they miss me too and we have weird and wonderful conversations about what we’ll do when we’re next together. We update each other on the big things and small things, on the things we’ve seen that remind us of each other and the things we experience that make us wish we were standing together. I love our ridiculous plans and the fact that our conversations span time zones and broken wifi connections. I love how we can pick up after a week or a month like it’s been no time at all.

If you are one of those people then thank you so much for brightening my life in 2014. My world is richer with you in it and I am grateful every day for your presence. If you are not one of those people then we have a choice. You can jump on this bandwagon and join this tribe of wonderful people and actually BE part of my life.

Or we can face facts and sever all ties because life is too short for connections that don’t function as they should, especially in this digital age.

2015 is upon us, so lets start as we mean to go on. Happy New Year people. Let’s do something awesome, shall we?

 

Just Be Awesome