My new focus is definitely on writing. I think the Angel path has now faded and a new space of weaving word magic has replaced it. I LOVE words! Having just had a couple of weeks dropping Kels to work experience in a shopping centre, I have had more opportunity to do some writing. The words do seem to breed in my mind – a lot!
I love the beginning of the year, too. January seems like a wonderful time to do new and innovative projects, and I am always inspired. As I am want to do, I tend to share my enthusiasm with others, as well, and that’s exactly what I have done with my passion for words. Lovely Ingrid, a fellow writer and storyteller extraordinaire, is helping me with creating 30 days worth of writing prompts which we are going to share on our Facebook Event page.
I was REALLY excited to find that within hours of offering the Event a whole bunch of people signed up! Wow! Talk about inspiring!! The hard part, now, is that I am inspired to Write and want to start the event now. So, I have started making my own list of writing prompts and treat myself to coffee out as often as I can organise it in order to indulge the writing process.
Everywhere I look there seems to be something worthy of writing about. I have read that many times in motivational sites and heard it from authors, but it seems that once I put my writing hat on, the opportunities for topics to explore just blast out of nowhere.
Accountability is really important to me, too. So, I think I am going to share what I write here … Once the Just Write Event begins, I will share on the Facebook page, and then add it here. That way, I am keeping myself accountable to the ‘outside’ world, too. To get the ball rolling, here is something I wrote last week , probably at the venue where the top photo was taken.
He walks into the gym with purpose and focus, an air of aggression pushing out from him as he makes his way to the first station. Scanning the room, he notes who is here and where they are positioned, like a warrior assessing the threat level in his environment. Everything about him screams focus and dedication, with a ‘look at me’ aura. He is bold, and showy, from his intense facial expression to the artwork covering his body to the way he punches the bag. A warrior born who knows what he wants and how to go about getting it.
He glides into the gym with a touch of invisibility, an energy which is gentle yet strong and eases through spaces as if he is part of the world around him. A gentle giant of a man, he is consistent and dedicated, as much as the other man, yet you could be forgiven for missing him as you glanced around the gym. He is shy where the other is bold. He is gently protective, where the other is powerfully demanding. An easy person to be with and next to; an easy warrior to be inspired by.
He has the energy of an elemental warrior. He is young, yet experienced; aware, yet not quite ‘honed’. You can see the potential in him as his muscles strain with the effort of pulling the weighted bar down to his belly, and the grimace of effort as he pulls the cable weights to his chest. There is a sense that he is yet to ‘fill out’ and grown into his skin, yet the way he wipes down the equipment as he finishes using it tells me that he has a worldliness and awareness so often missing from men in the gym.
He is the larrikin and the fitness God of the gym. A man who notices the ‘important’ things, the way you have done your hair and the new gym shirt you are wearing. His jovial style of communication immediately puts you at ease and allows you to feel that you really can lift that incredibly heavy weight! He is young and still growing into himself yet you can see the man he will become. A mix of the focused warrior and the gentle, protective warrior. An element of awareness of the beauty and state of the world around him.
The world of the gym, early on a Wednesday morning, is a place of hard work, focused attention, determination to push boundaries, and a willingness to commit to being ‘more’. It is also a space filled with stories and potential adventures, with knights and ceo’s and goddesses. It’s a melting pot of people from all walks of life making an effort to be fitter and healthier. It’s a mashup of the real world and the storyteller’s imagination. It is the perfect place for exercise and inspiration.
January 2~31, 2014 … Facebook.