I’ve Busied Myself With Prose, and I’ve Been Reading Something New

“These past few weeks, there has been a consistent “Today’s not my day,” being uttered at the end of every evening. For some odd reason, I’ve just found myself unable to catch a break. Though, it does happen from time to time, and I can gladly say that I’ve been taking a moment here and there to breathe, recollect, and relax during the evenings. I can definitely say that this month has been the most stressful this year thus far (and you can probably tell by how many times I’ve mentioned the word “stressed” since it began). I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve decided not to complain too much (even though it is quite tempting at times) and give it all a rest. I need to throw myself into what I know would bring me great joy, and what would undoubtedly calm my nerves. Something new to write, and a new story to get lost in.”

Have you ever uttered the phrase: “It’s been quite a long time since I’ve picked up a book, but I can’t seem to find the time?” Well, in accordance with how my writing had been going these past couple of weeks, I can definitely say that my reading did follow that quite closely. Though, I’ve managed to make time, and I’m currently reading “The Regulars” by: Georgia Clark. I wanted something that would ease my mind before bed, give me a laugh here and there, and prove to be something quite enjoyable to read. Now, I’m only a few chapters in, so I can’t quite say much about the book just yet, but once I’ve managed to finish it, I’ll be sure to write about my experience reading it. However, I am enjoying it so far.

As for where my writing is at the moment, I can proudly say that I did write a poem (the first of the year actually, and it was actually written a few weeks ago, but better late than never!) It is shown above. I’ve also managed to crack open that novel I wrote at the end of last year to begin thumbing through it, and inking it with red so that I feel a little more comfortable with where it’s at. I did also speak of short story writing, which I am happy to say has been working out quite well and I cannot wait to share some of that on here. I suppose I can say that my takeaway from these past couple of weeks is that, I can’t sit around and allow things to get in the way of all that I want to accomplish. Now is the time to be as proactive as possible, for that is the only way I’ll truly feel as though I’m making the progress I want to be making.

“Life will get in the way. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the time to do what you want. You sit around, and have an idea in your head of what you want to do, what you want your life to be like, but you do absolutely nothing about it. Now, how is that going to help? It’s time to get moving, it’s time to get working, it’s time to make all of those changes that you dream about, that keep you up at night, that leave you breathless every time you think about them. Get to it.” – When I am feeling quite down, I tend to go off on a tangent. It does seem to be fitting this time around.

Happy Writing!Love, Anisa Nasir (3)

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