A weekend break became a somewhat longer break, a loud and messy break, but also a silent and peaceful break. Two weeks ago, my writing started to feel forced and unnatural. If anywhere, forced and unnatural are really not islands I want to live on, so I took a break. It ended yesterday, with a long walk in the forrest. Alone.
In my weary head, I often believe everything need to change. That whatever is needed for whatever to be OK is big and extensive and needs years. Some things do take time, and time can be a beautiful friend to those who wait. But other times, the only thing needed is a glimpse of silence. A minute, even only a second. Silence is after all not measured in time.
Yesterday, in the forrest, I became silent. And out of that silence came a book. I decided to write a book, and with the help of my friend, the iPhone, I started writing it right there, amidst the trees and the birds and the wet moss.
I started writing what I hope will be the most inspiring book I know! It will be a book on changemakers and on making change happen — in my life, in your life and out there, in the world. Lots of action, and lots of silence, too.
Scary, but incredibly exciting, I can’t wait to share more of the book writing process here on asmundseip.com and on facebook.com/changeattention! As you might know, I’m also a big fan of crowdsourcing, and I’ll definitely be needing your help in finding awesome stories and people we can learn from. Inspiration is a powerful tool when shared!
And then there’s this blog. The break felt good, and I’ll have more of them. But it also made me realize how much I love writing. I missed writing every day, and that’s what I’ll do. I’ll write every day. Unless I don’t. That’s when I have another break. It’s not so complicated, really.
And now: More life. More love. More do what you LOVE what you do!
(Thanks to the awesome @MariasMetode for the awesome wall-stickers waiting on my desk this morning!)