I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Blog Challenge. If you would like more information about this challenge click here.
Several years ago I learned about the 36 questions to become closer to someone. In the New York Times, the article was titled The 36 Questions that Lead to Love. I am always fascinated by questions. As an introvert, I learned to have a question ready when attending a social event in case the conversation lulled. I prefer to have deeper conversations as opposed to surface level ones.
As part of the challenge this year, I will be answering some of the questions and then you have the opportunity to journal about the question, ask a person you want to be closer to, or answer in the comments.
I have written about this perfect or ideal day many times. It is part of many creative programs including The Artist’s Way.
If I visualize and think about what my ideal life looks like writing is in the forefront. First, I would love to have a writer shed. It would be awesome to have a space to write that would be a little house. I love to look at tiny houses and writing sheds on Pinterest.
Honestly, any time that I can write most of the day is the epitome of the ideal life. I write anywhere and everywhere. I have a desk now but do not often use it.
There has to be notebooks to write it and my favorite pens. I love Inkjoy pens. Right now I ordered a sampler from JetPens of several different fountain pens and have been using those. I also need a computer with the internet because I write using Google Docs.
The ideal writing life is to wake up and write my morning pages and work on a piece of writing — usally a short story or essay. I would publish a piece to Medium. During this whole time I would be drinking strong black coffee.
I pull my tarot cards for the day for whatever deck is calling to me.
Then I have the option for a morning nap. I often call this storynap because the dreams are vivid and lend themselves to a story or a piece of writing.
Then I would go for a walk and listen to podcasts. There would be time for reading and reflecting.
Based on the reading or the walk I would jot some thoughts down for writing.
A little more writing in the afternoon.
Some days I could go to a coffee shop. Afternoons could be used for marketing and emails that need to be sent. I could converse with some of my writing community.
The best part of this ideal writing life? I would have a bank account that never dipped below a 6 figure income!
Now that would be something!