search instagram arrow-down

Recent Posts

Archives

Categories

Meta

Austin Baltimore Beach Beauty California Change Edinburgh Europe Family Flights Food Friendship Gratitude Hawaii Home Life Love Maryland Moving Nature New Orleans New York Paris People Random thoughts Seasons Texas Travel Uncategorized Work
Follow The Wandering Introvert on WordPress.com

Follow The Wandering Introvert on WordPress.com

My writing lately has been for shit. I haven’t been able to concentrate and I’ve been exceptionally tired. Sure, that’s real. But it’s become an excuse.

So yesterday, I took a writing class on Zoom for the first time. I didn’t know what to expect and truthfully didn’t have high hopes, but it turned out to be really wonderful. The teacher – based in Spain – led a series of writing prompts and a good discussion of various aspects of story structure. I found myself entranced with the accents of people from various parts of Europe and Africa; I found myself curious about the places where they sat, noticing plants and books.

I was surprised to see how the class reminded me of the world. How it gave me a glimpse of the places I miss being in, the spaces of travel and discovery, the smiles of strangers who live differently than I do but are still so similar to me.

There is a lot that I can’t do right now; at the top of that list is travel. But I can still grow. I can still learn. I can still just go for a drive, take my notebook and a pen, find somewhere to pull off and watch the world. I can still find my words, in a class or on my own, and write.

Here’s hoping I can remember that the next time I start to question myself (which – let’s be honest – will be any minute now). Ah, life.

5 comments on “Pandemic words

  1. buddy71 says:

    have mask and hand sanitizer…will travel. 😉

    1. Anna says:

      Ah, if only it was that simple! 🙂

      1. buddy71 says:

        well, it pretty much is that easy but it does depend on where you live. i would still not feel safe in a plane, bus, train or cruise ship so the options are limited, but i still get out and about.

      2. Anna says:

        I’m just so eager for everyone to stop moving around for a while, wearing our masks whenever we need to, so that we can get through this and travel to far-flung places again!

      3. buddy71 says:

        i understand. it could be a long time before we can do that type of traveling so in the mean time, i do local outings which i can be in more control of my safety and health.

Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: