When I wake up in the morning, I grab a cup of coffee, sit down, turn on Pandora, and I blog, write, or work on yearbook (almost done!). This morning, Pandora played the same song for me two times in a row. Carry On by Fun.. It reminded me how you can put CDs on repeat and play them over and over again, reveling in the words that seem so relevant in your life but are sung by a total stranger. How many of you have done that when you’re having a bad day (or a bad breakup)?
Carry On is such a great song. A few years ago, I listened to this song in my darkest days, and it helped me to do just that: carry on. Walk away from the past with open arms toward the future. The future is full of infinite possibilities, and if we didn’t carry on then we’d never have those experiences.
I sat down unsure of what I wanted to blog about this morning. I have been writing, working on a story that took me away from my two previous works in progress. Now that yearbook is almost complete, I’m going to put more effort into blogging more and also into finishing up edits on Little Birdhouses, writing more, and I’m going to start querying again. (Get ready for lots of blog posts about rejection) When I wrote last week, for the first time in awhile, I felt relief wash over me. And it reminded me of the reason I write. I write because I have to. I write because it takes all of my restless energy and turns it into something amazing and beautiful. And because maybe, like I did with Fun.’s song, someone will relate to something I’ve written. The gift of words.
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Some days all we can do is carry on. I keep a quote by Winston Churchill on my wall – If you are going through hell, keep going. That gets me through some of the hard days.
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I blogged about something similar to what you went through. I spent two weeks preparing posts for the A to Z Challenge. I was so focused on them that I couldn’t think about anything else. After the posts were prepped, I felt a sense of relief, but also dread because I didn’t know what to do next. Yesterday, I wrote in my One Day app for the first time in weeks.
Now that my posts are complete, I feel like I can focus on some of my other projects, like getting started on my novel. And my short story anthology.
Here’s to carrying on!!
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