January 13, 2014

Just Write

Over the past year I have tried to focus on writing and improving myself. I truly believe those 2 things go hand in hand because without writing I would have never been able to make sense of my jumbled thoughts. I learn as I write. I learn about myself, I learn about life, I learn about people.... I just learn. 

Writing allows me to release all of the craziness in my head and makes it real... concrete. 

I have always loved writing but it wasn't until this fabulous book was recommended to me that I realized how much I needed writing in my life. 

That book is "The Right to Write" by Julia Cameron. 

If you are remotely interested in writing you need to read this book. It is so inspirational! EVERYONE can and should write. Even if its just to work out your own thoughts.

Julia says:

"We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We should write because writing is good for the soul. We should write because writing yields us a body of work, a felt path through the world we live in. We should write above all, because we are writers whether we call ourselves writers or not."

I hope that you find the love for writing that I have. There is no need to worry about grammar or what anyone will think of it. Just write. Write for yourself. Write for your sanity. Write to get to know yourself better. Just write!

Love Always
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45 comments:

  1. Just popped over from SITS. Great post, I'm going to add this book to my library requests right now! Book recommendations are my favorite :-)

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    1. Thank you Christy! I know you love this book. It really changed the way I view writing and made it such a simple idea. Let me know how you like it :D
      Love, Keia

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  2. Happy SITS Day! I hope you have an amazing one! :)

    I'm working on writing more this year, but not the blogging type (though I am trying to get that more regular again). I want to finish that book (or 2) that I've been working on forever...or at least get back to them. We shall see what the year brings! :)

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    1. Thank you Julie! I also have plans to work that book or 2 that I have had in mind forever! Its all about setting aside the time to just sit down and do it right?! I hope you're writing goes well this year :D

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  3. Hi Keia I am here from SITS. I completely agree about writing to help keep sane. I have shied away from it several times over the years, but I always come back and I'm always happy that I did.

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    1. I have strayed from it in the past as well but I feel so much better when I take the time to work out my feelings on paper. Even if you shred it afterwards ha ha!

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  4. For me writing started as a hobby. It slowly evolved into a daily practice and it now has become a part of my day. Like eating, showering and changing diapers :)

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    1. It has become a huge part of my day as well! But sometimes those pesky diapers get in the way ha ha!

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  5. I love to write, but I haven't written as much as I would have liked the past couple of years. But this year I am determined to write more. Will definitely check out that book. Happy SITS Day!

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    1. sometimes its hard to find the time to write or you are just to tired to do it. I am pushing to write at least 30 minutes per day even if its just to work out the frustrations I am feeling. It usually frees up my mind for more creative writing as well.
      I hope you are able to spend more time writing this year Leslie :D
      Love, Keia

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  6. Hopping over from SITS! Yes, yes, yes to your post!!! Writing also releases worries we have buried deep in our subconscious. Very therapeutic! :)

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    1. yes worries are definitely released and I have A LOT of those! Some I don't even realize I have until I start writing them out. I'm so happy to hear you agree :D

      Love, Keia

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  7. I agree, writing is so therapeutic and helps unjumble thoughts. Keep up the writing and the good work!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words :D
      Love, Keia

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  8. I just finished this book. I recommend her book, "The Artist's Way"

    It is phenomenal and will really help you generate more creative writing. I used it for acting and my other endeavours.

    Good Luck!

    Rubie Grayson
    www.thedomesticbeast.com

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    1. I have this book on my to read list! I'll have to bump it up and read it soon :D
      Thank you Rubie
      Love, Keia

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  9. I found your blog after following your post on my article about A Calm Life on Striving Onward. I love your site, especially your mission page about who you are. I am excited to hear more from you, thank you for WRITING and sharing pieces of your journey. Will definitely be picking up the recommended book!

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    1. Thank you Jessica you're writing is very inspiring as well... I believe you and I think along the sames lines ;) I truly appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing more from you as well!
      Love, Keia

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  10. Sounds like a great book - I will check it out. Thanks and happy SITS day!

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    1. You won't be disappointed! Thanks Dana!

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  11. Thanks for the book recommendation, I am always looking for new books to read - and this one of course also reasonates with me as I love to write also. My problem is I have a strong desire to write a book (or more) but cannot seem to find the time to sit and finish! I wish you continued success and will be checking in every now and then to see how you are doing! Happy SITS Day!

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    1. I have the same problem Jeanine. It's hard to find time to write especially a book. I have set a goal to write for 30 minutes a day even if I dont' feel like it just to get the words out and it usually turns into something more. Thank you for taking the time to comment :D
      Love, Keia

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  12. I put it on my wishlist! Great review.
    Marie @
    In Our Happy Place

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  13. Happy SITS Day! It's amazing how great I feel after writing something.

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    1. I agree writing is definitely a great way to work everything out! I hope you had a great day Barbara!

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  14. Happy happy SITS day! I totally want to pick up this book (I love reading books on writing). Thanks so much for he recommendation and I hope you enjoy your time in the spotlight :)

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    1. Thank you Charlotte and I know you won't be disappointment with this book! I hope you had a great day as well :D

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  15. Visiting from SITS! And totally agree about writing. I haven't read the book, but I'll check it out! Now I'm off to peruse some other posts... :)

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! I hope you had a great day!

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    1. Thank you so much I appreciate you coming by!

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  17. Stopped over from SITS!! I wish I could write like you do!!

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    1. oh you are sweet thank you! I really appreciate your comment :D
      Love, Keia

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  18. I started keeping a journal this year as part of my New Year's resolutions. It's amazing what I've already learned about myself. I also find it interesting when I sit down to write a blog post I end up writing about something else entirely. I look forward to seeing where your journey takes you. Happy SITS Day.

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    1. That happens to me a lot too. I sit down to write on a certain topic and end up writing something else. For example this post was originally going to be about keeping up with your goals but writing about writing just felt better :D
      Thanks again for coming over!

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  19. I read Cameron's "The Artist's Way" years ago and loved it. I was thinking about re-reading it because I loved all the exercises in it. Now, though, I'm thinking I should try "The Right to Write" instead. Thanks for the inspiration! I can always use more of that!

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    1. You should definitely read The Right to Write. It has great exercises in it as well. They really help you to see writing in a different light and make it not so intimidating.

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  20. Completely share your thoughts on the 'Right to Write' even in those moments when we feel we are way under qualified to be a writer. Visiting via SITS.

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  21. Visiting via SITS. Great post. Couldn't agree more. Definitely will be adding the book to my library! Thanks:)

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  22. I started writing a lot more in the last few months. I missed it. I'll have to check this book out.

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  23. Ive always been a writer! I need to check this out. Stopping over from SITS!

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