Monday, July 7, 2014

Butt in Seat


Is the Universe Trying to Tell Me Something?
I caught a rerun of Anne Lamott’s interview on Oprah’s “Soul Sunday” yesterday. Of course, I immediately thought of Lamott’s book, Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life (which, by the way, was not the topic of the interview). I plan to reread the book next week at the beach, and I encourage you to read it, too.
Lamott is famous for giving writers permission to write “shitty first drafts.” During the interview she talked about the importance of putting your butt in your seat for whatever you are doing, to show up, and to get busy doing the work at hand. Her words resonated with me. Then today, I saw the sign below at a local store.

Do you think the universe is trying to tell me something? Is the universe whispering the same message to you?
I don’t need more reminding today. I’m off to write!

2 comments:

Sarah Floyd said...

Great post! The universe is speaking to me through YOU -- thanks!

Kristi Veitenheimer said...

This message resonates with me, too!!