There are at least 3 fun ways to make sure you're so busy that your blogging slows:
1. Get a new job / position / opportunity (still great to have a job)
2. Cover for your boss while he's out of the office (a great opportunity to learn more)
3. Begin business travel, a treasured rarity these days.
I'm sure you could add many more from the happy circumstances you face. What I realized during this hiatus is that this act of blogging is not something I do to fill time but quite possibly plays a vital role as an expression, a developer and a compass.
Blogging and writing are an expression of thoughts, opinions, points of view. Having those is sort of central to being and having an impact on the world. Following an idea in writing through twists and turns to new places develops that starting thought, opinion or point of view into something more robust and different from the start point. For example, when I started this entry, I thought one thing. By the time I finish it, I will be transported to an utterly different place and take on things.That's development. Lastly, taking the time to separate out what you think from your insides to the outside on "paper" helps provide a compass, a direction, something to line up to. All of that takes devotion of time, flow time, slow time, time when time disappears.
So here are 3 better ways to slow blogging.
1. Express - your thoughts, opinions, feelings
2. Develop - them to a new place
3. Compass - get what is inside out and true up to it
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Transitions are like that. You hope for a change, you wait and work for it for a loooong time, then it finally happens. What's been written about the back side of that hill?
What happens if it's another hill? I read somewhere that people in prisons and camps do best if they maintain hope that they will get out but don't set a specific date by which this will happen. That means there is no top of the hill in sight necessarily.
Proverbs 13:12 says "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
My hope cannot be in when I reach the top. But in who will be with me on the road through tops and bottoms.
Posted by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson at 7:47 PM
Friday, February 5, 2010
At the same time, it's a time to consider context, not just the scene directly in my path, a time to broaden my vision and to not require things to adhere to Vulcan logic.
So, attempting to view broadly, allow for tilted logic and stay in the general forward direction, here I go!
Posted by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson at 10:04 PM
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Walking while photographing your feet is a bit of a timing challenge. Next time I hope to show motion blur on the feet (means the feet are in the frame as well!)
Posted by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson at 9:41 PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The towers arise majestically like some idol, each one strung together with wire like beads on a necklace. I'm surprised we don't have dances in their honor to increase the rain of electricity.
Like sentinels communicating over long distances, they pass current signals like smoke, only dimly aware of my passing beneath.
Posted by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson at 9:46 PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
This dress feels great on the inside, wears well (no saggy bottom after a day of sitting in meetings), looks professional yet piques interest, and is dynamic. I loved wearing it.
Here's a link to Ruti's in case you want to see what they are all about. I also bought an asymmetrical neckline shirt that I plan to wear tomorrow. Love the fluidity!