Coaching and Conjoined Twins
September 27, 2010 § 9 Comments
First, let me apologize for being a selfish blogger – I know I have been. I’ve been taking from you (if you’re reading this) and not giving back. It’s that peculiar form of narcissism that happens when one is worn out and confused – and you know I am. So really, I am sorry. But I am still in slightly selfish mode as I sort though my stuff.
Today my coach asked me to take on an assignment: spend 15 minutes each morning (bright and early) to “work on my writing.” Not write, but work on writing in other ways with no specific goal in mind. I think it’s a good assignment, experimenting with no specific outcome in mind.
But oddly, this same day, I got an outcome. In the mail arrived my first in-print poem in a small journal. It has a bison on the front cover, which has been one of my reoccuring totems.
I feel like the universe has sent me conjoined twins. When you receive mixed messages, which do you let in? Or do you house them both?