There’s a strange disconnection going on where I have a deep desire to write; I know it’s important to write every day – “show up to the page” as many best-selling authors say – and yet I continually avoid daily writing.

As I sit here in this five minutes the answer that comes is basic and disappointing – I’m afraid of what’s inside of me that may take the form of black and white on the page. Or screen as it were.

I can rationalize that I’d be purging anything dark out of me. It’s always less scary to shine the light one things. etc. etc.

And yet I know there is the tiny nerve inside of me continually quaking when my mind goes “it’s time to write.”

I watched Mel Robbins’ TED talk the other day. It was great and I highly recommend. It reminded me that the best living, the best memories we have are those that are uncommon. Beyond our day to day. The moments that reside outside the routine, outside the comfort zone.

And, stop… time.

For October, I’m writing in conjunction with 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes and each post is written in five minutes flat.