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Motivation. A word of empowerment that is often elusive, hiding behind a long list of excuses.

My list has been substantial of late, and while the reasons have been honest, tangible and time-consuming, the results created confusion, apathy and a feeling of being completely overwhelmed. As I write this, I have realized how tired I had become and how much I am benefiting from my new regime of walking and taking time out for me.

Last week I was set the task of creating an Acrostic Poem using the word motivation as the prompt. I thought I’d share it with you, along with a photo I took some years ago of Forget-Me-Nots. The two connecting,  reminding me to move forward, reach for the stars and enjoy the journey.

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It has been a busy week of writing this week, with the deadline for a local writing contest drawing near. After two attempts to stretch a couple of storylines to the required word count I almost gave up. However my conscience got the better of me, because in one of those rash moments, I had suggested to the members of our writers group, that we all give it a go.

Feeling somewhat grouchy about my lack of inspiration, I tossed and turned for the best part of the night, eventually realizing I may have just the story already written. Change a bit here, add a bit there, bring in one of the requirements of the competition and ‘Hey Presto’. Well it wasn’t quite that easy, but I did open up a piece  of work, that had me excited twelve months ago, before I had one of those reflective, ‘What-on-earth-do-you-think-your-doing times’, and put it in my ‘TO GET BACK TO’ file.

Working on this piece, has rekindled the spark and added a new dimension, as fresh ideas evolved. A sense of pure satisfaction now resides and wether I win a place in the competition or not, I know I have given it my best shot and in my heart, it is still a winner.

© Sandie’s Snippets 2012

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