On this free writing day, remember the words of author Anne Lamott: “I don’t think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won’t be good at it.”
It’s free writing day. I am one of those people who like to write in their heads. I can not only write the first draft, but also revise once, twice, or even three times in my head. Maybe it has something to do with how slowly I type. Or it’s simply because I am lazy. Either way, when it’s time to free write, I often pick something in my head and type it out. But today I decide to let my brain go wherever it wants to go.
After going through all the blog posts in my Reader, the first thing I did was to find out our temperature. It was 72 degree Fahrenheit. Living in Minnesota long enough, I learned to take advantage of all good weather days. It’s definitely a day to practice my golf swing.
On my way to the driving range, I thought of my two sisters. Growing up poor apparently had different effect on each of us. Karin loved shopping; she would buy things without thinking. Yvonne would only buy what she liked. And I preferred to find treasure from their throwing-away pile.
I thought about how I would easily become “obsessed” whenever I found something interesting. Quilting, writing, public speaking, golfing, photographing, videotaping – I have sacrificed many sleeping hours to learn them. And I wish I have more time to learn.
I thought about how much I have changed. Ten years ago, I wouldn’t go to driving range by myself – I worried would laugh at my bad shots. But, now I don’t worry much. Now I feel free. Thanks to the aging process, I guess.
Today, I focused on two clubs: 4 Iron (my worst) and 5 Wood. I believe that hard work will pay off sooner or later. (Practicing golf swing can be qualified as a hard work, right?)
After golfing, I, again, played with photos. Several photographers had responded to my “Seeking Feedback” post. I am very grateful. I hope they know that I take every advice seriously and I really want to become a better photographer.
(Maybe I should find myself a mentor… maybe take an individual class… maybe I should be more patient!)
This week we have a festival in town. I find out it is easier to take street photograph when there is an event going on.
Around 3, Wei came home. “We have tee time tomorrow at 9:50,” he said.
“Sure,” I said.
I think I am ready 😉