So August was mostly an unplugged month for me. I took some time off. Disconnected from most things work related. Enjoyed both me time and extended family time.
I intentionally kept my diary clear and bar personal rest and refreshing, the only other thing on my agenda was to make a number of submissions to poetry competitions. I had been bookmarking â€™open callsâ€™ that had been posted online during the preceding months, and had made up my mind to put myself and my poetry out there. And why not?
- Take a chance on myself and my creativity
- Stretch myself by writing new pieces, writing to theme, refining previous pieces
- Feel the fear and do it anyeay
One submission is part of an online exhibition called Bua! that launched today. An open call that wasnâ€™t even on my original list, but was sent to me by a cousin just a few days before the deadline. Iâ€™d said if I completed the submission for a competition on my original list and still had time Iâ€™d see what I could do. It was submitted at 23:58; two minutes before the â€˜midnight deadline.
Sometimes, instead of thinking about all the reasons why we canâ€™t do something, we should ask ourselves or even just state â€œwhy not.â€