2023_BlogPrompt #4 – Connection

Today’s prompt is Connection. Use this word as your jumping off point or simply as a word within your post. Write about connections. You might choose the connection of physical things, humans, or animals. Or you might examine connections of intangible ideas. Connection—where does the word lead you? If you choose to take up the challenge, please add a pingback to this prompt.

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It’s easy to get lost amid the everyday clamor and chaos that fills our lives. There is a constant need to do, to produce, to improve, to churn out whatever it is we do—words, students, products, profits, etc. When did we become a society so connected to data and measurement and profit that we forgot to connect with humanity? We’ve forgotten to build connections with other humans. Life should not be a constant battle to improve our numbers and our output. It should be about connection, relationships, and what we are doing to better ourselves, our lives, and the lives of those around us.

Four days into my blogging challenge and I am trying to maintain a connection between where I started and where I am going. My purpose is to write, to get back to writing regularly, perhaps surpassing my previous one-to-two times per week, to bring joy back to my creative process. My purpose is to break free of the writers’ block that has held me back for too long. And my purpose is to help others do the same.

And so, I am seeking to build the connection between myself and my Muse. I want to connect with my ideas, nature, words, readers, and other writers. I want to build a community of readers and writers and join others in their community. By building a community, we can forge some much needed connections—connections we have forgotten along the way.

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