Easy girl, steady.
One foot in front of the other. Don’t look around or get distracted. Keep your blinders on and move forward.
Quaint little sayings flow through my brain:
Slow and steady wins the race.
Progress not perfection.
Every great journey begins with a single step.
Despite of my brain telling me these truisms, I am terrified. Do I really want to put myself out here for all to see? Do I really want to win the proverbial race? Winners risk being put in the spotlight and can no longer hide who they are.
One of my goals this year – The Year of Habit – is to get better at writing. I have a lot to say, but every word I write is painstakingly analyzed, cut, rewritten, and shuffled around multiple times before it finally makes it out in the world. At the root of this issue – Fear. Fear that I will say the wrong thing, be misunderstood, and open myself up to criticism that I cannot handle. So, this year I will be experimenting with different methods to help me push past the fear. The writing above is my first attempt at freeform writing using a weekly prompt from fiveminutefriday.com
When I saw this week’s prompt “steady”, I immediately thought of a horse.
I want to be more like the horse from my vision.
Strong, sure-footed, and able to go the distance with a gentle grace. Will you join me? Is there a area of your life you feel a bit unsteady?
This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up! Every Friday a community of writers write for 5 minutes on a single topic – no editing, overthinking, or worrying about proper grammar.
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The *** indicates where my 5 minutes started and ended.