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Just Jot It January #31–Trying New Things

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 31, 2016

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“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”

“Just Jot It January #31–Trying New Things” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every day this month, but I will join in when I can.  I decided to create a theme to write about:  I chose “celebrate.”

Today, I celebrate trying new things.

What are your goals for 2016?  Do any of them require you to try new things?  This is a great way to grow in skills and confidence.  Remember, there’s help out there if you want to try something new.  You Tube videos exist for that reason. 😉

I had someone suggest I try Flash Fiction.  I could, but I also have to think about what I want to focus on.  I can’t accept every challenge placed in front of me for the sake of trying new things.  I did accept the “Just Jot It January” blog challenge and it has been rewarding for me.

Remember, if you accept a challenge or decide to try something new and it doesn’t seem right for you, you can decide whether to stick with it or walk away.  None of us want to be branded as “quitters,” but I say it’s okay to change your mind at times too.  Just don’t change your convictions (strong beliefs).  In my case, I won’t give up writing, even if I give up some area of it.

Writing Prompts:

  1. What is a conviction that you won’t give up?
  2. Have you ever started something and lost your compassion for it and quit?  Suggestions include sports, music, etc.  Did you find something more rewarding for you?  Please share.
  3. What is something new you plan to try?  Tell about it.
  4. What is something new you tried that has been rewarding for you?

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating today.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

For more about Just Jot It January :

Visit  http://lindaghill.com/2016/01/31/just-jot-it-january-31st-clumsy/ to read and comment on other participants’ posts.

http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January.


4 Responses to “Just Jot It January #31–Trying New Things”

  1. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda, thanks for posting your ideas about changing your mind about things that don’t seem right. You gave good advice. I think following your gut feeling is a good idea.



    • Joan,
      I’m glad you found my advice helpful about trying new things. I agree that our gut feelings usually steer us right. I wish you much success with your new thing–a blog challenge to readers for February.

  2. Hi LInda, glad you found your January challenge worthwhile. 🙂

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