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Monday, July 28, 2014

//Old Post// Daydreaming&Writing

Since I have so many new readers and friends, I thought, while I'm on vacation for awhile I would rewrite some of
my old posts. It is so funny to see how much this blog, me and my writing has developed and changed-and to see how much it has stayed the same!  This post is one that I wrote in 2012 titled 'Daydreaming&Writing (Look on Reader All Time Favorites on the right side panel) 

am in San Diego for a family reunion right now and this photo is from a long time ago in SD--how fitting! Love the beach sunsets. 

I am one of those people who pays attention to the little mundane aspects of the world around them. Where ever I am, I am aware of what's going in nature, in myself and in other people. I have learned that I try to drink in the world around me (and the world in my head) with all of my five senses. I pay attention. I am ready. I try to keep my senses peeled because I never know when they will ring immensely.
I have recently been trying to squeeze all the junk of the world out of my head. I have been trying to clear out the mental garbage (negativity) so that I can be in the moment and breathe in the beauty of everything. Because there is beauty in everything (yea, I'm a hippie from oregon. Whats up). Even the little things.When you see the world for it's beauty, you capture images that you might otherwise ignore. 

I have learned that I absolutely, positively, most definitely love to write. I dream of writing self help books, realistic fiction books, young adult books. I hope to one day actually accomplish this dream. But I love to write because it allows those elements of a quality person, those elements of good things, of memorable things, to be written down.

Writing lets me react in the way that I want to. 
Sometimes I can't always act like a child in every day life. I can when I am writing. I can write in any behavior, thought, or way that I want to. 
I have notebooks galore in my room. Notebooks of letters from missionaries, cards from birthdays and other random occasions, handouts/lessons/talks from church, I used to collect comics (judge me) so I have those, random assortment of sweet little things to remember. I have a dream journal, a journal with ALL of my thoughts, a quote journal from books I read, a general conference journal, a church journal, a journal for the script I am writing, a password journal, a poem journal. Are you sensing a pattern yet? :)

Once in awhile I get seized by an idea for a piece of writing. In all of my watching, in all my observing (which I do very well at by the way. I should be a professional observer), I receive a revelation for a play, book, poem, blog post. And I write it down. Because if I don't, I forget it. With all the millions of thoughts rummaging through my brain, I have to write it down!

Should I even dare talk about all the lists that I possess?
What is it about lists? Seriously.
Maybe it's the need for humans to accumulate stuff; that mental celebration one gets when they can cross it off the list. (or is that just me? awkward...)

In my Language Arts Methods course (essentially, teaching children how to read), we have a "writer's notebook" which consists of many aspects of writing. I love it. Weird, I know. The assignment is to turn in aspects of writing. Oh, okay. Done. 
In this Writer's Notebook, I get the chance to include ALL of these things that I write about it. It's perfect. Lists, book ideas, words, etc.

One of the most important aspects of writing, for me, is about the memories, though.
Memories have a way of embedding themselves into your heart and never leaving. Writing allows those memories of mine (believe me, I have many) to soak in the physical surroundings around me.

So, my friends, that is why I write on here. That is why I started this blog in the first place. I realize that often people don't want to read what I have to say (let's be honest, most people probably don't), but I write because I love it. And don't get me wrong, it's not all deep and crap (yea, super deep word, huh?). But writing, for me, is therapy.
My life is a constant adventure. Boring is never a word used in my life. I don't think anyone has ever described me as such either. 
So, I write. For memories. For healing.
...but mostly because I just love to do it.
(oh, and cause I'm super funny.)

Feel free to join me. :)

Here's a photo of our adventures here thus far! 
Via Instagram: @sierrasview 

Come back tomorrow for a Give away!!!! 

26 comments:

  1. Sunset Cliffs is the best, but I've always preferred Seaport Village for pondering. I'm not much of a person who writes or keep things.

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  2. I'm a total list-maker too! Helps keep me organized and on track!

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  3. Memories are a great reason to write! It's crazy how much I forget if I don't write it down.

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  4. I totally want to visit San Diego. It looks gorgeous.

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  5. i love revisiting old posts...it's always fun to see what i've written in the past and update it for my new readers! hope you're having an awesome time away!

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  6. I have been looking at how I have changed since I started blogging and how my writing style has also improved

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  7. Love San Diego. So much fun!!! I am a huge notebook junkie and I love how you track your writing. I totally need to do that. Enjoy your family reunion.

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  8. I too find myself quietly observing the world around me. I will find myself people watching and listening to the background noise while everyone else rushes by.

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  9. Hey SiSi! I always love reading about what you're up to and hope you're having fun on vacation! When you get back, I nominated you for a Liebster award - check it out. http://whenlmetm.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-liebster-awards.html

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  10. Looks like so much fun! I love SD.

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  11. Writing is the hardest part of blogging for me. I mostly like to share pics and capture memories that way than write the stories down. But I do think there is somethjng powerful about having both. :)

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  12. Lists are a huge thing for me - I have them everywhere - all over the fridge, on my iPad, on my phone and even on my laptop and some even sent to myself via email. Phew. Great post! <3

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  13. Love writing and making lists too. I think they go hand in hand. Great post.

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  14. I'm a big list maker too, on paper, on my phone, and on my computer.. there's something extremely rewarding about crossing things off!

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  15. I love the way your mind works! This was a beautiful and thoughtful post to read just because of that.

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  16. I definitely believe that writing down memories is a great way to remember them! Thankfully our blogs, nowadays, help us keep track of the things that go on!

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  17. Love writing and making lists too, I make far too many lists

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  18. I feel the same way about writing! It's such a great hobby!

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  19. I could have written this post twenty years ago myself, down to the LA Methods notebook. Don't ever let go of your writer-mind. Observe. Listen. Ponder. Then Write. Great things will come.

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  20. Love the story behind this! Beautiful :)

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  21. Great view in that first pic! I love writing and collect old cards. :)

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  22. writing is a passion for me and i love finding people who feel the same way.

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  23. I love this. Writing is so amazing and it is such a great thing to have a passion for. I wish you all of the luck in the world!

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  24. Hope you are having a great time away!

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  25. I write for the memories too! Have a great vacation!

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  26. I'd love to be on vacation right now, too! :)

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