Finding my love for writing early on a Tuesday morning...

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential
Good morning!!
I woke this morning with a desire to write…
I was woken from a deep sleep just before 5 am by a dream. A dream that startled me a bit…
A dream that made me long for things to be different. Back to the way they were. As a bit of a natural worrier, I often feel the desire to change the past, or control my future…
But, given the changes I have committed myself to over the last month, I realize that I cannot change the past, nor necessarily control my future…
All I can do is my best, and work towards a better me. A better life for myself, and those that I care about who are close to me…
I chose to write this morning as I had a visitor last night. An old friend. A friend who knows me well, supports me in the tough times, and truly wishes the best for me…
I am lucky to have this friend.
Anyway, we talked about life, the choices we make, the impact we have on others. I have had a lot of these conversations lately…
We also spoke about passions. My passions. The things that make me want to jump out of bed and get to work…
Writing was one of them….
So here I sit. It is 5:11 am. In front of my computer. My fingers dancing along the keyboard. The click click of the keys is the only sound in the home…
It is so peaceful.
I am able to have a conversation. Perhaps with myself. Perhaps with God…
Certainly with you, the reader…
And it feels so good.
I used to write a lot. Almost every day, I would wake, sit in front of my computer, and type away my thoughts, first thing in the morning…
It was a good habit. A great habit. A habit that filled my soul. Made my heart shine…
Allowed me to share my thoughts in a private way, but really not so private at all…
And it felt so good.
I let myself get away from writing over the last two years. It wasn’t just writing. It was living healthy. Working towards a better me. Waking with goals. Hopes. Dreams…
I vow to change that. Today I am taking a small step forward, and writing my thoughts…
And it feels so good.
I have a world of life experiences with which to draw on. Experiences I enjoy sharing with my readers….
I have been rich. I have been broke...
I have been the MVP of my cross country team. I also have been fat and out of shape on the couch with a beer in my hand…
I have been so madly in love, that my heart was ready to explode. I also have felt the pain of a break up that crushes both my spirit and will to move forward…
I have been very down. The type of down where dark thoughts have entered my mind. Very dark thoughts…
But there always has been one constant…
I have risen. Gotten off the floor. Dusted off myself and moved forward. Turned things around and made progress with myself. For myself…
Sometimes my progress is barely perceptible. That is ok. Sometimes progress works that way…
I believe in small steps. Those little steps done over time can make all the difference in the world…
And today, I woke wanting to take one of those steps…
So, encouraged last night by a friend, I woke with a desire to write. A desire to share my feelings…
To bare my soul again. Feeding my spirit. Working towards a better me. Taking that step forward…
And today, I am moving forward with hope. With optimism. With goals and dreams…
For today is a new day…
Ken

Comments (7)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ken. Off to a great startmwith your writing. Can hear the hum of your keys as I hunt and peck this response. Enjoy your day.

Nov 23, 2021 04:47 AM
Ken Tracy

Morning Wayne!!  Thanks for reading.  Funny, was talking to my buddy about typing last night.  One of the most valuable classes I have ever taken, which keeps me from hunting and pecking...


Hope you have a great day!


Ken

Nov 23, 2021 05:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ken - first, it is nice to "see" you.  And second, life is indeed a journey of many steps.  It's definitely not one path or even an identifiable road. 

 

Twists and turns along with other obstacles are a very real part - and no one said this was going to be a three hour cruise.  Even though it can seem like Gilligan's Island from time to time.  

Nov 23, 2021 04:50 AM
Ken Tracy

Morning Michael!!  Very true, all...


But if I was stuck on an island, I could do worse than such nice distractions as Ginger and Mary Anne...


Hope you have a great day!


Ken

Nov 23, 2021 05:12 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Writing is such a skill, well done.   Well its Tuesday, so you know what that means.  Happy Taco Tuesday, and thanks again for your post.  Have a productive day. bill  

Nov 23, 2021 05:35 AM
Ken Tracy

Thanks Bill!!  Hope to get back at it tomorrow.  Always sets my day up for success...

Nov 23, 2021 01:03 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am glad you picked yourself up and continued on!

And I'm happy you have something you love to do. I look forward to reading more from you.

Enjoy your day!

Nov 23, 2021 06:07 AM
Ken Tracy

Hi Kat!!  Thanks!!  You are very sweet...


Hope to make it a habit again.  Seems every morning I wake with a bunch of thoughts, and it always feels good writing them down...


Have a great day!
Ken

Nov 23, 2021 01:03 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Ken,
It's good to see you back writing. It's good for the soul.

Nov 23, 2021 09:24 AM
Ken Tracy

Hi Carol!!  Thanks!!  It sure makes me feel good putting my thoughts down...


I appreciate you for reading!


Ken

Nov 23, 2021 01:04 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You were definitely on a roll and started early enough.  Maybe that second cup of  coffee gave you the extra drive as well.

Nov 23, 2021 12:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ken- I too am happy to see you back writing and posting here!!!  We all have new beginnings and fresh starts and do-overs!!!  Make the most of yours. 

Nov 24, 2021 07:19 PM