Catching Up with the Spiders
How often do you tell a friend, “We should catch up!”?
That ubiquitous phrase “catch up” meaning that time is spent going over the highlights and lowlights of each other’s lives, having the brief overview that makes you feel that the friendship is still growing, evolving, connected.
Do you ever “catch up” with yourself?
How often do you take the time to talk to yourself, go over the highlights and lowlights?
A year ago tomorrow (5/22/18) I wrote an article about… spiders.
The spiders that live in the grass at my favorite camping spot. The place where Ben proposed, the site of my first multi-day backpacking trip, the place where I go to sit, to be, to catch up.
What does this have to do with writing?
Because in today’s “catch up” with an acquaintance/client, I realized how far life had moved since our last talk. How far I’d grown, what had changed. What priorities had fallen away and what had risen to the surface.
When she asked if I was still writing for people, I could confidently say, “I’m selective. I write for the right people.”
Right for me. The ones who, when I take on their voice and become The Ghostwriter, it feels good. Not that it feels NATURAL, but that I enjoy being them, exploring their thoughts, holding their Message as my own.