Tag Archives: Writing

Changes

20 Oct

Dear Reader,

As you may have noticed, Love Out Loud has been quiet over the summer.

Many changes are taking place in my life at the moment and many new projects are being born.

Therefore, I am putting this blog on hold for the moment.

I will be back soon, but, for the moment, I wish you a beautiful autumn.

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Start a One-Sentence Diary

21 Jun

We all want some sort of memory of our past. It is nice to look back at photos and remember the events in our lives, but it’s even nicer reading about our impressions of that event.

Whenever I come across my old notes or letters or diaries, I am overcome with all sorts of emotions: amusement, Diary mountainssurprise, joy, nostalgia, sadness. I am grateful to my past self for having ‘eternalised’ these fleeting moments.

However, although it’s great to keep a diary for the pleasure of our future selves, our busy lifestyle does not necessarily give us the time to write in detail about our day. And anyway, will we even want to read all the details of our days in 20, 30 or 40 years time? Probably not. All we will want to do is to remember the most important feelings, thoughts and impressions that we had during certain periods of our lives.

So, why not keep a one-sentence diary? Yes, that’s right, write only one sentence a day. You can be sure that this one sentence will sum up the most important event or impression you had that day.

Use a pretty diary and colourful pens. I use the Someday diary, with a beautiful design and creative photography, and I write with pink, orange, green and blue pens.

Amongst my diary entries you will find:

We ran through pink sprinkles at the stadium after closing hours and got soaked.

You brought me a glass of water when I was upset.

Singing and cycling in the sun.

A strong supportive hug when I came back home from work.

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One sentence. The one memory that matters. The one thing from today that is worth taking into tomorrow.

Thank you to Alex Quick and his book “102 Free Things to Do” for this inspiring idea.

I Couldn’t Stay Away, I Couldn’t Fight It

11 May

It’s been three months since I last blogged or even browsed the blogging community.

Only three months? I feel like I have been away for an eternity. My life has brought so many changes that it seems like an age has passed since my last post.

So what made me come back?

Well, I missed sharing my experiences, my thoughts and inspirations with others. But what I have missed the most is reading the experiences, the thoughts and inspirations of others. I have missed connecting to like-minded people, thousands of kilometers away from me, and knowing that others share my beliefs about life.

I have missed this blogging community in which so many people share their passions, fears and hopes with honesty and courage. I have missed expressing and experimenting.

So now I’m back.

I will no doubt need some time to readjust, to get used to blogging and creating once again.

But it seems like I’m off to a good start: in my dressing gown, with a sweet cup of coffee in a quiet morning house, just like old times.

coffee in bed

Daily Love Dose

1 Feb

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Dear Reader, dear Friend,

As I mentioned in the last post, I currently – and to my great sadness – have to prioritise other activities over blogging, which means Love Out Loud may be quiet for a little while.

For this reason, I have decided to start a Twitter account, in which I will post one quote, thought, song, idea, link..a day. That way, I will still be able to share my experiences and impressions with you via a shorter and quicker route!

So, if you’re interested in inspirational and thought-provoking daily quotes, check out

https://twitter.com/LoveDoseDaily

Hoping to see you there!

With love

I’m Still Here, Writing Quietly

26 Jan

Dear Reader, Dear Friend,

First of all – Happy New Year! May 2013 bring you peace, fulfilment and joy.

It’s been over a month since my last post and I am sorry for this silence. I hope you have been well since we last ‘saw’ each other.

It’s been almost two months since I’ve been struggling to find time for blogging amongst all the other tasks that have sprung up in my daily life. I have recently moved house, I have more and more work at my new job, I am making many plans for the near future. Unfortunately, there are times when we are obliged to prioritise some activities over others.

However, I am proud to say that I have kept up my early morning writing habit. I wake up every day at 7 AM (6 AM was just too early in these dark and cold winter times) and write three pages of anything that comes to mind.

In these early quiet mornings I often think about Love Out Loud and all the wonderful blogs that I haven’t had a chance to read in the past month. And I wonder about the future of my blog: will I have time to keep it up? Is it an important part of my life? What does it give me that should encourage me to keep it up? Is there any way in which I can improve it?

For the moment, I don’t have answers to those questions, but I hope that you will bear with me and I promise I will have the answers soon.

In the menatime, here are some posts that I read today from my favourite blogs. Their beauty and depth reminds me why I miss the WordPress world so much:

Stained Glass – Lady Fi – It’s been a long time since I haven’t seen such beauty where I live.

How to Make Hard Decisions – 6 Months to Live – It’s the reminder that I needed at this time in my life.

3 Years – Express – You are Self! – A message about the power of faith and change.

Gratitude Jar – Love is the Answer – Keep track of all the wonderful things that happen in your life in 2013.

How to Lasso Your Dream Goal – Soul + Sermon – A kick in the ass!

And the sun has risen in the time it took me to write this post and read your interesting articles.

Happy Saturday to you and see you very soon, I promise!

With all my love