Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Freewriting - Day 1: Emotions

In an effort to blog more, I am going to freewrite a little bit each day. Freewriting is when you just write for a short period of time, not worrying about punctuation or grammar. I will be mindful of those things, though because I know it helps everyone understand better. In freewriting, you don't have to stay on one topic. This is just what popped into my mind a few minutes ago. I haven't purposefully done this in awhile, so here it goes!!


They twirl around. They bubble up. Sometimes they burst. Sometimes I wish I wouldn't have said something the way I said it. I can't take it back. I can't press rewind. I want to be more mindful of my emotions. Instead of letting them splatter out and fall wherever, I want to be careful with my words. Words are weighty. Words matter. 

Emotions are a good thing, but they can be unpredictable. You can feel fine one minute and mad or frustrated the next. It's like a roller coaster. 

I am in charge of how I react. I can't control situations. I refuse to be held in a prison in my mind anymore. We all have barriers that we must overcome. I won't be silenced. 

I choose to give voice to life. I choose joy. I choose to let go. There is a freedom in letting go. There is a freedom in knowing I don't have to have everything figured out. I can't put a person in a bubble and say, "Stay in here. This is where it's safe." It might seem safe, but that bubble will stifle his/her growth. Life is messy. Life is unpredictable. But learning to navigate the twists and turns is half the fun.