Time. It’s a strange thing. Sometimes it seems as though time goes on forever and in others it feels like there is never enough.
For me recently, it seems like time is just slipping away. We now have less than three months until our official move to Alaska starts. The Army will come to pack up our home (tentatively) April 15. Keith’s final day of clearing will be on April 19. And then we start on our long adventure as we drive across the United States, stopping along the way to either visit with family or to see places like Mount Rushmore or Yellowstone National Park where we will finally come the very northwest corner of the Unites States up in Bellingham, Washington. Here we will get on a ferry.
No, it’s not the type where you get on simply to cross from one side of a city to another. We will be on this ferry for four and half days. We have a sleeping birth. The boat seems to be fairly good size. Almost like a cruise line except there is no entertainment and things like that. It’s more laid back from what I have been told and read or watched in a video. The amazing part is this ferry is considered to be part of the Alaskan Marine Highway System. The enter system is all on water.
Overall, we are really excited about this move. Kentucky has not been good for our health. I’m hoping that both of us will become a lot healthier relatively quickly.
I think I got a little distracted with going into so many details about our move. I guess you could say I’m really looking forward to the move. One of the main reason I wanted to write today was to let you know that my plans for taking a topic each day from the book I chose hadn’t seemed to happen except for the first one. My motivation to write has been non existent.
Yesterday, I decided to take my think pink journal, I used to use it before I got my netbook to either write things I would end up posting here or for Mari’s book, and while walking on the treadmill take a writing prompt and write about it. Well, I think I got two or three sentences down and realized that it wasn’t really feasible. My back started to hurt pretty quickly and trying to write neatly wasn’t going to happen. And then an idea popped into my head. Why don’t I see if there is an app I can download onto my Kindle to where I could type in what I’m writing while I walk.
Sure enough they had a notepad application called InkPad that I downloaded for free. Can’t beat free.
So I began to walk. I started with the second phrase to write about and the words just flowed forth. It felt so good to be writing again. It’s almost like a cleanse that goes through your system. You feel more alive. If you are a writer, whether you’ve written books or just in your journal/diary, then you know what I’m talking about. It’s like it’s freeing.
I finished the first one and then went onto the next one. And then the next one and by the time I was done walking, which in itself was amazing as I walked almost six and half miles in two and half hours, I had written on eight of the different phrases. Two or three of them almost brought me to tears as I really opened up and shared, which in itself is very freeing. But it was more than that. It goes to show how much writing means to me and that I’m meant to be a writer.
As I continue to walk on my treadmill to help my hips get better, I will continue to take phrases from the book and post them here. I will only post one a day but I hope you will come back daily to see what has touched my heart in that instant when I’m writing about a phrase.
The first one will post to the site tomorrow at one in the morning.