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So far the posts on this blog have been all up beat, grateful, joyful and happy. That’s good – I want you to know that I am a pretty happy person. And I am learning every day to be more grateful for the wonders in my life.

That is not all I want this blog to be about though – it also about not accepting what I have now as all I shall ever have. And mostly by that I mean internally. I want to learn more, I even want to learn how to learn better. I am staying grateful sure, but I am still seeking more.

One of things I want to be better at is writing. I want to one day call myself a writer. I love the written word – and those who know me well may scoff at that line because I am shit house at spelling and grammar and I have largely given up trying to improve – because my brain just doesn’t register that stuff. There well no doubt be a spelling error or two in this post.

There is power in the written word.

I have been moved, shaped and inspired so many times in my life by the words of others. Books can take you away to worlds you never knew existed or they can bring you back to a place that feels safe. They can teach you skills, teach you about yourself or simply teach you about the experience of others.

I love to read. And I love to write.

I want to improve both of these skills. One of my challenges, or plans for 2013 was to read more and I am falling behind, so I am trying to dedicate 10 mins a day to reading and 10 to free writing. This is to help me build a habit to do both more often and hopefully help me get better through daily practice.

This month I will be free writing on the blog. Every day for the next 30 days I will post on here and I have no clue what any of the posts will be about.

What is free writing?

Free writing technique in which a person writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to spelling, grammar, or topic. It produces raw, often unusable material, but helps writers overcome blocks of apathy and self-criticism.

So I will simply sit at my desk for 10-20 min each morning and write whatever comes up for me.

I might do a quick spell check at the end just for your sake but these posts will be mostly unedited.

Is there a skill you have you want to improve? Or maybe one you know nothing about but want to learn? I’d love to hear about it.