Day 63: Back in the Saddle

Well, I’ve recovered from yesterday’s fun and I’m back to my daily grind.  It’s been fairly quiet here today, which is nice, so I’ve gotten some things accomplished, which is also nice.  I’m hoping to get out of here on time and get home in time to do some writing that’s not rushed like it usually is.  I thought I’d get some writing done yesterday but I was pretty wasted after spending the day at the doctor’s office being the patient patient.  I also have another set of lights for my writing haven…cascading stars that twinkle…to add to my already gaudy display.  What can I say…they make me happy.  And the people on my different ZOOM calls love them.  I say decorate your writing space up so that it makes you happy and inspires you.  Surround yourself with your favorite things…even if it’s just photos of those things.  Make it inviting so that you’re always happy to go into that space.  I’m fortunate in that I don’t share that space with anyone so I can do whatever I want with it…sparkly lights, New Orleans souvenirs/mementos, dragonflies, etc….   If you share your space, decorate it with small things that are in your line of sight.  I have a lot of crystals and stones that are supposed to help with creativity around my laptop.  It helps me to see them there whether they actually “do” anything or not.  I like thinking that they do so that’s all that matters.  I was asked once whether I believed that crystals had powers or some kind of energy flowing through them that actually do something for the owner or wearer of them.  My answer was that I didn’t know whether they did or not but if someone believed that they did…then they did.  Personally, I love the beauty of the stones and crystals…whether in their natural state or polished and shaped like a sphere or an obelisk or if used in jewelry.  Obsidian and labradorite are my favorites so I have a lot of those in every possible shape that you can think of scattered amongst my belongings.  Obsidian is supposed to combat negativity so I choose to believe that one.  We can all use some obsidian for that purpose!  Anyway, back to our writing spaces.  It has to be inviting so make it that way.  It increases the odds of us actually entering that space and writing.  Even if you are one of those people that likes a less busy space, there are still ways to make inviting for yourself.  Everyone’s taste is different and you know what you’d like to see and envelope yourself in while you’re writing.  It’s your space.  We all need every possible thing available to help keep us writing and, for me, that’s a fun, sparkly space.  For you, it might be a restful, subdued space.  And for someone else, it will be completely different from either of those.  Use your imagination…see your ideal space in your mind’s eye and work towards that.  It can’t hurt your writing experience and it might just enhance it so have some fun with it.  I am!      

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 2 dogs, and 10 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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2 Responses to Day 63: Back in the Saddle

  1. skydancer42 says:

    Hello sister writer!
    My eyes drank in the words “crystals” and “stones” and I got happy tingly. I work a lit with the Stone People.
    Labradorite is great for writing, as it stimulates the Imagination. It’s also good for raising consciousness and protecting your personal energies.
    Obsidian also facilitates rapid transformation as well as grounding and protection. It will help you cut through any BS in your life.
    I would love to know what other stones you have. Hit me up on FB! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hello to you! I love connecting with others that work with this wonderful source of inspiration, healing, and protection. I actually have them everywhere and have more of that kind of jewelry than other types. I have so many different ones that I’m constantly rediscovering them just when I need them the most. But, isn’t that the way that they work? Mysterious ways. I love them for their beauty and their energy. I sent you a friend request on FB. It’s nice to connect with like-minded people. I come from such a conservative background and most of my friends and relatives either outright dismiss stones and crystals or they think that it’s witchcraft and therefore evil…Southern Baptist upbringing. I’m so glad that you commented! Have a wonderful day!


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