My Journey to Become a Writer 03/24/2024 Post #84

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The Bible verse that has been in my head a lot lately is Isaiah 30:15:

“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.”

I’ve been reflecting on that scripture a lot lately and definitely don’t want to be among the “ye would not”.

Today is my normal day off; but I’ve been adding in extra time to rest when I can.

I feel like I’ve been a rubber band, stretched too thin, and it’s time to take away some of that tension.

For so long I’ve been saying, “I just want to pause everyone in the world, so I can have time to catch up,” but I think the better and more realistic view is to hit pause on myself for a while, so I can recover. This is easier said than done (and I don’t even like saying it).

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

This is pre-written, so I’m only speculating; but knowing my habits, I probably did Day 84 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through LA Writer’s Lab, so that I can keep my head clear with daily journaling.

Hopefully soon I can go back to reworking my manuscript; but in the meantime –

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Here’s another poem, and some of what I’d like to express about grief and loss:

This is one of those seasons when I need to be reminded that even flower beds go dormant for a while.


I'm not sure what to say here: I once got second place in a dog-look-alike-contest? I know how to fold a fitted sheet? I'm pretty much a poster child for social backwardness - at least as far as social media is concerned; but I have some stories I think I'm supposed to share and am attempting to do that here, in this space.

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