Want to take five minutes with me and see which ones bubble to the surface?
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how we do it.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing or tweaking.
I have always wanted to try it, because I enjoy reading what people write from their train of thought without worrying about editing and such; but, I haven't tried it, because of fear. But then today I'm feeling brave, or maybe just stupid, so I thought I would try it.
My thoughts on "wonder":
I saw the link-up today, and I thought about trying it.
I even saw the topic-"wonder", and the funny was is that I began to, well, wonder.
I wondered why I had never tried it before, but I instantly knew the answer-fear.
Fear of failure, fear of sounding silly or stupid, fear of being laughed at in the blog world.
But then I realized that this fear wasn't real. It wasn't something that I should give in to. Because really, what if I failed? What if I sounded silly or stupid? What if someone laughed?
Would that really be that bad? Would that define me as a person? Wouldn't not trying be worse than trying at all?
And what if it wasn't so bad after all? If I never tried, I would never know.
And so I wondered about trying. I wondered so much I found myself sitting down to write.
And I realized that it was so much like life. Afraid to try new things; for the fear of failure, of looking silly or being laughed at is a very real feeling.
Well, there are my random thoughts on "wonder". I didn't really quite finish what was in my head; the timer beeped sooner than I thought. I thought about not posting it, but then I decided that I didn't want to give into the fear of failure-so post it I shall-even though I want to hit delete or secretly edit it to pieces.
P.S. OK so this whole not editing thing is really hard, because I just now realized that I completely left out a word. So, I thought I would make a game out of it-can you guess which word I left out of my 5 minute Friday?