This is my response to today’s Daily Prompt: Reflections.
What does my blog say about me? Well, there’s the superficial elements revealed by the title, the content of the posts. That I enjoy the writings of Jane Austen is implied in the name. The posts reveal that I have a family and that I strive for gentle humor in describing them. I occasionally add random photographs. Looking deeper, the infrequent posts reveal that I have no time to write. That I write random musings. That I think most of my daily musings aren’t worthy of sharing. That I have aspirations to be a writer, but I don’t act on them. I know that I only carve out creative time when I am working within the structure of a class or workshop. This applies to both my writing and my sketching. My most productive periods of creativity have come when I was challenged by an instructor. I am not a driven person. I waste lots of time getting caught up in the minutiae of daily life: work, family, chores. I require deadlines, structure to my days. So… in 2 weeks, I start a creative writing course at the local community college. Perhaps my writing journey will now have a road map and a destination. Perhaps the reflection of this mirror will not be so cloudy.