French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
Imagine that English is your second language. Your grammar and syntax are not good, but you at least you give yourself some time to view, review and triple check your posts before imposing them to your friends. And one day, out of the blue, one of your top favorite blogger challenges you to a “Free Writing Challenge”. The instructions are terrible: writing for 10min, non stop and, as instructed, not correcting anything. The theme – how ironic: dreaming. It’s a nightmare, but how can you refuse?
You can still decide to walk away from this post and still pretend that my English is not sooo bad. Or bear with me a little longer and fill my comments section with heartwarming words of encouragements 😉
Ready? Steady? Go:
« Some men see things as they are and they say why. I dream of things that never were, and say why not ? »
Shawn’s words are my favorite ever. They used to be Bob Kennedy’s favorite too actually, and the first time I heard him pronouncing this sentence, with tremolo in his voice, I felt my heart smiling. I felt the tears in my eyes, and thought “this is really talking to my soul”.
I am a dreamer. I am dreaming day and night. I brainstorm, change colors, move my horizons, start so many of my sentences by « what if ».
I am dreamer and a doer. I can’t let a what if unanswered. I am pushing myself as hard as I am pushing the people around me, my kids, my husband, my teams. What if we could make it better ? what if we could make this world a better place ?
I does not need to be big. Nothing fancy, nothing sparkly. Just better. I am dreaming of making other hearts smile.
Dreaming is nothing without acting. The good feelings stay up in the air, they don”t warm any heart. So every day, or more realistically every week, I aim at doing something to turn my dreams into actions. Small ones, but significant ones. At least I hope they are.
I am dreaming of a better world, so I add my little drop: I smile to people even if I don’t feel like it. I sit down to talk with beggers instead of just giving them a coin. I care of my kids’ feelings and spare time, as much quality time as I can.
Ahhh… the alarm just rang! My time is up.
Word count: 278.
Open an MS Word document
Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However if you do, it would be best.
At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write about”Blessings”
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