Friday, July 6, 2007

It's About Time

The title of my blog explains where I am in my life. Over the years I’ve collected many books about writing, viewed numerous websites about the subject, and have tried to keep a daily journal. Let me emphasize the word “tried.” My journal has many sections where whole months are absent of writing;
either because I can’t find the right time, the right environment, the right pen, the right chair, etc. Okay, let’s name it for
what it is…procrastination!

Well, it’s about time….to change. The kids are grown and gone, retirement is looking me in the face, and it’s time to make use of the last quarter of my life.

I’m expecting this new venture will be fun. There is no pressure to impress you with my sentence structure (what is a dangling participle anyway), my vocabulary, or an interesting storyline. There’s no stress to get a good grade or be accepted by a publisher. What freedom! I’m hoping my posts will be short, interesting, humorous, and maybe even profound at times.

Since this post is about time, I'm including some quotes on the subject, the first one from a favorite artist of mine, Georgia O’Keeffe:

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.”

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." ~~H. Jackson Brown

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.” ~~ Harvey MacKay

The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”

NOW is the time….my write.


Sharon said...

I love,love,love your blog title Suzanne.And your first post as well.I too have procrastination issues with writing.LOLGood stuff here girl!Keep writing!
Love~Sharon :-)

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement. And a special thank you for leaving a very first. This is so exciting!:D When I figure out how to link to your blog, I'll be happy to give you some free publicity.
Blessings, Suzanne

Sharon said...

Hi Suzanne!
You're welcome.Oh and by the way,I too am a cancer survivor!Blessings on you and yours!
Sharon :-)

Peg-Leg Lil said...

Hi Suzanne,

You are a very good writer. I hope to read many more posts. I loved the quotes also. They are so true. And not only do we have the same number of hours in a day, I think we all have just as special a gift to offer the world and ourselves. It's sometimes just taking the time to find it and tap into it.