This summer I am working on the fourth revision of a diary I keep while going through cancer. Each day I will share one rewritten entry. My goal is to have the fourth rough is now complete. Over the next five days, I will be sharing my last five entires. Where I go and what will I write after that? Stay tuned to see!

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This was supposed to be the second entry in my five-part post on construction, but Word Press, or my computer was having issues the day I posted it on Social Media, so I thought I’d post it today. 🙂


Day Three Hundred Sixty-One

The very word
to build.

And before anything
is built
one must

Stand Still.
Take Inventory.
Observe Surroundings,
and make a Plan.

I must stand still.
Think about my life.
What is it that I wish to build,
physically, mentally, and emotionally?

I must take inventory.
What’s been working for me so far?
What hasn’t,
and how can I change what’s not working?

I must observe my surroundings.
really look closely
at my internal and external world.
Perhaps I should start a journal?

I must Plan
based upon what I observed
while standing still
and taking inventory.

2 thoughts on “STOP!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I am working on turning these blogs into my first book, which I will hopefully put into self-publish the week of January 1st-8th. 🙂 I write because it helps me heal, and even if it just helps one other person, it’s worth it. 🙂

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