The Journey

Melting Time

I’m actually getting a late start on word prompts tonight. I really do enjoy those, but trying to fit multiple words into a poem or story is—to be honest—exhausting me.

I think I need a word for the “week,” so that I have time to digest it, and ponder what the word really means to me. That rush-rush to get it written in one day gives me a weird adrenaline rush!

Anyway, I thought I would give the mind a rest tonight—so I did an image for the word Segue: to make a transition without interruption from one activity, topic, scene.

It’s a bit abstract (duh!), but it’s a really cool tree that I visited at Christmas, with lights dangling from it, and fireworks exploding behind it in the night sky—celebrating our segue into the new year.

I’m actually happy with this one! If I ever had to settle on any specific style, I think I’d do more of these crazy pieces.

That’s about all for tonight! We have 2 hours to go here, and there’s a 50/50 chance I’ll still be awake to welcome in 2019.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
(… and that’s the last time I’ll say that this year)

Peace & Love!
—Janet

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Humor, Poetry, Word Challenges

Caught on the Web

Since the web’s inception

So much has gone amiss

A simple online visit

Sucks you into the abyss

In pursuit of knowledge

Google’s the new guru

And when you have a question

Sometimes Quora has a clue

Twitter’s full of hashtags

While Facebook finds your friends

Pandora plays your music

Amazon delivers trends

I need to take a break

Be free of my Wi-Fi

To say it would be easy

Would be nothing but a lie

My friends yell “GET OUTSIDE!”

My butt feels like a log…

“I’ll be there in a minute! —

— Once I’m finished with my blog!”

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Growth, Word Challenges

A Better Me

It’s always exciting to see a new year approaching, and the word goal really got me thinking today. Not about my goals for the year ahead, but about the goals I’ve already set—over the last couple of years—and how they have helped change, or shape me, in ways I never expected.

In all honesty, sometimes I have NO idea where this journey is taking me. When I made the decision to go to college, I was SURE that Graphic Design was the path that was meant for me. When I decided to alter my course, and major in Psychology, it felt “perfectly natural.” And now—while I’m figuring out how to work English into the equation—I can’t help but wonder: “Will I ever get this right?” Continue reading

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Poetry, Word Challenges

The Jigger is Up

In days of old

I caught ahold

Of things experimental.

I soon found out

Without a doubt

That this was consequential.

I lost my wit

My self was split

My memories fragmental.

A rule of thumb:

That offbeat drum

Which sounds so instrumental

Can lead the way

To one’s decay

And all that’s detrimental.

To quench that thirst

Consider first

Something more transcendental.

I was trying to avoid writing today, but I thought ‘detrimental’ deserved some attention… and fun rhymes were singing in my head; threatening to make me a little crazy if I didn’t sit and write them down.

On another note, I finally took that first step yesterday and started walking. I’m hoping to do it again today, to get a jump on the whole “be more active in 2019” plan, something I’m going to be mindful of this year.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

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