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The Weekly ONE Thing- Reconnecting

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Last week I posed the question, "What is ONE thing you could do this week to create a fresh start in one area of your life? " I chose to revisit writing the sequel to my novel, Gypsy Dreams. The working title I have for my sequel is Gypsy Dreams II - Waking Up. I had fun this week, reading what I had already written so far. I have a love/hate feeling about reading things I have written. Often I can't believe that I wrote a piece - either because it is so good or because it is so cringy. But that reminds me of one of the truths I believe about creativity When I create something, I feel like it doesn't belong to me. I am just a conduit that is open to allow that work to be brought into being. That relieves a lot of pressure and makes creation so much easier. As I read the start of my sequel and my outline, I enjoyed the fruits of my earlier labor. I also did feel that cringy feeling about some of the things I had written. But it was great to get back into the story and reconnect with the characters. I have a clear direction of where the story is going and I have almost completed a new chapter. Another great thing that came out of me pursuing this and sharing it on my blog, is that a good friend offered to support my writing efforts by creating a celebratory activity for us to do after every 5 chapters I complete (she suggested after every chapter but my chapters are short, so 5 seems like a number worthy of celebrating). Apparently the first celebration is to go axe-throwing! I am happy that I am working on this project again and it feels great to be supported in such a fun way. That's a reminder why it is good to let people know what you are doing so that they can support you in your pursuits.

How did your fresh start go? I would love to hear your experience, whether it was good or bad. I know I appreciated the support of my goal and would love to offer the same to you.

So for this week's ONE thing, I am starting the week feeling a little bit sad because of the ending of Game of Thrones. It's not the type of show I would normally watch, but because it was so widely discussed in the media and amongst friends, I got curious about the show and persisted through all the violence to get attached to the characters (many who were then killed off) and addicted to the plot. Now that it is over, I feel like I will be missing these characters. So that is what is prompting this week's question. "What is ONE Thing you can do this week to reconnect with someone you care about?" It might be to reconnect with an old friend who you haven't communicated with in awhile. Or maybe a family member. Maybe you have been occupied with the busyness of your life, but if you made the effort, could connect with someone who is important to you. Maybe you haven't connected with someone because there was unfinished business or something awkward came between you. If there is unfinished business between you and a loved one and you think talking to them would make it worse, just communicate in a silent blessing or write them a letter that is just for you and you will never send. The idea is to create a peaceful feeling toward someone from your end.

For myself, I am going to try to connect with a friend that I have not spoken with in some time who has been on my mind. I'm not sure what the result will be, but trying to connect with them might create a feeling of peace with this relationship. I will let you know what happens next week.

And I would love to hear what you decide to do and your experience, either by posting below or our Weekly ONE Thing Facebook Group

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