laptop with writing and coffee mugOur 11th year- each Tuesday, each week, each month. Same routine with renewed energy each time we meet.

A Spell Against Stagnation

January is still the new year but may not fully hold that exact NEWness of Jan. 1. 
Reading Maria Popova’s end of year newsletter got me charged up again. She shared John O’Donohue’s beautiful piece on Beginnings, an antidote to stagnation.  
Here’s a snippet of his essay: “Perhaps the art of harvesting the secret riches of our lives is best achieved when we place profound trust in the act of beginning. Risk might be our greatest ally. To live a truly creative life, we always need to cast a critical look at where we presently are, attempting always to discern where we have become stagnant and where new beginning might be ripening. There can be no growth if we do not remain open and vulnerable to what is new and different. I have never seen anyone take a risk for growth that was not rewarded a thousand times over.
Thank you,  Maria Popova 

Thinking/Knowing you are a writer?  

Join us Tuesday – take a risk with your writing intention. The Eastside Writing Room (Tucson AZ) zooms each Tuesday for adult writers to share their writing intention for that day. Saying it out loud as other writers nod with anticipation has quite a bit of power to motivate the action to BIC (butt in chair and write)

Want to Join Us?

Contact Ethel Lee-Miller to join us. No fee. No interruptions. Just write.

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and her writing life. She retired after 30 years of teaching, semi-retired from coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. Founder of the Eastside Writing Room based in Tucson AZ, she’s posted 100s of blogs, and is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. These days she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, teaching about the power of words, gather writers together, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Artists Standing Strong Together, and anywhere there’s a mic or a Zoom room.