Focus – A Freewrite

Focus. Something we all strive for. Whether it be focus in our work or focus in our life, at times it seems just out of reach. Just at the edge of our fingertips. If only we reached a little further, tried a little harder, we just might see that fuzzy distorted goal snap into crystal clear focus and we would finally see that ever elusive end. However, before that can happen, we must first put all the puzzle pieces in their place. We must line all our ducks in a row. There are many metaphors that I could use, but those are the ones that come to mind right now.

We are in the middle of a renovation. As I look around me at all the boxes, dusty shelves that no matter how many times I dust them it does not seem to help, and I cannot find anything. Even if I had just sat it down I lose it. I don’t mind a messy house, but this…. This is starting to get on my nerves. I need to work on my book. I am late with two birthday cards. I have them already to go except for the stamps that I can never seem to remember to buy. My yard is a mess. I just can’t seem to keep focused. There are too many things I need to do and half of them I can’t do until something else out of my control is done.

Normally these free writes come out as poems or a short story. Not today. Today my mind is too scattered. This week will be the finish of a major piece of the puzzle. Then, hopefully, I can start getting back on track, and the pieces will start to fall into place.

Enough of my ramblings. I wish you all a wonderful week and whatever in your life is out of focus will one day soon become crisp and clear, if only for a little while.

2015 Heidi Barnes

If you want to join in this free write exercise go to Sharyl Fuller’s site Writing Outside the Lines and check it out.


6 thoughts on “Focus – A Freewrite

  1. Lindsay

    Good Afternoon Heidi ! We get up in the morning with a plan. A list of things we want to accomplish . At the top of the list mark down top priority thing that needs doing. Concentrate don`t get distracted and do that . Even if that`s all you get done, but try to do more , you got the most important thing done. Next day repeat . Eventually your list will only have unimportant things to do. Another metaphor Don`t Sweat The Small Stuff .Now Go Buy Those Stamps and get those cards in the mail ! That last sentence hopefully made you grin . Love & Hugs Heidi !

  2. Heidi … you just described my life as it has been for the past month and a half … my submission for this prompt, which I just submitted, because I’m so terribly behind due to my out of control life, is beyond horrible and I am just now getting caught up on everyone’s submissions today! So I like your post for this one because is a reflection of my cluttered mind/life/world! ;))) 2 thumbs up!

    1. I understand. Mine is starting to calm down a little. Except my computer is acting up now…. Does it ever end!!! Deep breath and know it cannot last forever. 🙂

Leave a Reply

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

You are commenting using your 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