Impermanence or Why I Started Writing a Blog

Buddhists have it right when it comes to impermanence or change.  The sun sets and the moon rises, plants grow, summer follows spring, on and on the cycle of change continues.  Change is the only constant in the universe.

My friend, Sue, told me about a friend of hers who had lost her husband on Wednesday this past week.  There was no warning.  He had not had an illness or surgery.  No known health issues.  She talked to him, went to make dinner, and then he was gone.  He had died within minutes.

Things can change in your life that quickly….

I started thinking about things that I want to do and the many reasons I use to validate myself in not doing them.  I realized I need to do them…. sooner rather than later.  This is the first.  For the past couple years, I have talked about writing a blog.  Now I am.  This is my first post.

I enjoy writing.  I didn’t realize it until several years into my morning pages.  (Thank you Julia Cameron.)  It turns out I am a multi-media artist who likes to play with words.  Who knew?  Blogging is a way for me to do something I enjoy and allows me to stretch my creative muscles in a different way.

Life is uncertain.  Life is impermanent.  What do you want to do to live a more creative life?  What does that first step look like?  Now go do it.  I did.  Right now is the time to get started.

3 thoughts on “Impermanence or Why I Started Writing a Blog

  1. What a wonderful first post, Jill. I like your insight and resolution to simply go for it. We have this one life (unless there is reincarnation), and we should try to fill it with meaning and purpose. At times, it takes us a while to figure out what that means, and there might be many false starts. But that is better than being stuck in an unhappy situation.

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  2. […] A friend of mine encouraged me to start writing my blog.  Translation: He gave me the much-needed kick in the seat of my pants to get me started.  I created my blog site called Cats Out of the Box and my first blog post was on May 23, 2015, called Impermanence or Why I Started Writing a Blog. […]


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