I’ve taken to writing with a friend on a regular basis. It’s been great to try something different than the normal atmosphere of my writing at home, at my desk, surrounded by the same things and the same sounds. I’m not alone, and that’s different, too. At first, I thought it would be difficult to write somewhere different and be in the presence of other people while I did it. I’m the type of person who needs the solitude…or so I thought. Turns out I don’t need it all the time.
Our relationship started in the Event Industry. We knew of each other, but we didn’t really know each other. Over a matter of of a couple of years, I had learned that she migrated out of the Event Industry, and into writing. I hadn’t begun to get my feet wet yet, but it had always been in the back of my mind as something I wanted to pursue.
After I had made the decision to begin writing, I still kept it to myself – until I learned that my friend had taken the leap and moved to Sweden for a few months. I’m a shy gal, but I got up the courage to follow her blog and I sent her an email to tell her what a fan I was while she was afar in Sweden. It still took a while for me to get up the courage once again to put my writing out there for everyone to enjoy, but she has been such a great encouragement, and one of the reasons that you are reading this blog today.
Since she’s returned from Sweden, we decided to meet in person, and our personalities meshed immediately. Although there’s still so much to learn about each other, it seems as though we’ve been friends for years, and we have many similarities in the things we’ve experienced in life, and how we think. We decided to make our meetings a regular thing, and to include a writing session to hold ourselves accountable to get a few words on paper before we have to go back to our busy lives.
It’s been so much fun to sit at our favorite coffee shop and commiserate about the goings on in the world and in our lives, and then take the time to be silent, sitting across from each other…just writing our hearts out.
During our first writing session, we didn’t get much writing done. Instead, we talked about collaborating on a fun project. We decided on offering daily creative inspiration on Instagram, with both of us posting about the things that inspire us in the world of writing. From the day we started, the inspiration has been flowing!
And now for the shameless plug… I realize I’m speaking for the both of us, but I’m positive my friend will be happy I did. Please do follow us on our Instagram accounts, and join us in our ‘Daily Notes and Tapas’. We hope you enjoy the daily inspirations…a few notes, words, visuals and appetizers to tease and spark what lives inside you!
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