And yet again I have been nominated for a Free Writing Challenge. This time by my friend Desley from Musings from a Frequent Flying Scientist. I have indulged in countless typos, while writing for 10min, non stop and, as instructed, not correcting anything. The theme is as you may have already guessed: Comfort Zone.
Here is my take.
I could speak about comfort zone without talking about me , richt? But it becomes so imperosnla. And opps, I just saw my typos. Sorry Desly. This is a disaster.
Ok this free style takes me form my comfrt zone. I don’t like to look silly and and I dony like to write in English making even more mistakes than what I normally might already dod. How embraasing.
I rather focus on content than worry about technique, in anythng I do. Actually. But at the ened I check the technique and make the needed corrections. That’s more me.
So, confession nuber one is: yes, I still worry about the opinion odf some people. Not everyone though. And that haunts me. It feels very weak, although it is very human. But it is also very soc ially imposed.
Besides the already mentioned, second confession comes about not showing my photos on public social media. There is a limit for what I want to share on the web about family life. I know it may sound hypovceritiacl because I blog and psits photos of people I shoot on the streets. Sorry about that. If you think it is bad, I can only tell you that I am not exploting thse photos and the people in it. I consider it more a form of art.
What else takes me from my comfirt zone? Public speaking. I can do it and have done it countless times in my professional life. And will do it again and again. But before doing it, I host thousand butterflies in my stomach and a water fall goes all the way down my body. But what keeps me ok is to know I know what am talking about and… to be myself, to be personal. Then I find ‘my zone’ and present without fear. It takes a few horror seconds each time though…
Is there anything else that takes me from my comfirt zone? Yes, many. But my alrma just rang and I am done!
Word Count: 339
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).
Here are my nominations:
Feel free to not accept the nomination. Not a problem.
The theme is: FALL