Returning to the Basics by Pat Sawtelle

From time to time juggling all the parts of my life with the intrusions from beeping technology gets to be a bit much. At these times, I stop to remind myself to revisit the simpler ways of life and relish their purpose in providing balance and clarity to my world.

The unusually cold weather last winter forced me to leave my laptop home leaving me to use pen and paper to craft my stories and make my to-do lists. Each stroke of the pen took me back to the beginning of my writing where I filled a spiral notebook with my thoughts and dreams of Vampires, Shape Shifters, and the world of magic.

This return to the basics brought clarity to my thoughts, settled my mind, renewed my creativity, and drew me outside of my box. Generations of people, both ordinary and famous, have written in journals documenting their thoughts as the written words provided clarity to their troubles.

If the stress and uncertainty of life are weighing you down, I recommend using a pen and paper to empty your mind giving it permission to expand and explore new ideas that could improve your life and lighten your heart. Happy writing!

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