2009 First Snow 12/4/09

First Snow


Mom watching the Snow
Originally uploaded by ShariLS

This year the snow came early and it fell in abundance. It makes me feel hopeful about EVERYTHING!

As soon as I heard it was snowing, I was ecstatic! It doesn’t snow often here in Missouri City, Texas. And this is really early in the year for it too. I captured some really nice shots that I’ll be uploading to my Flickr account over the next few days.

Where the Inspiration led Me

It made me think of the possibilities of all that I want to accomplish in the coming year. I was inspired to increase my probabilities of success, just because it makes sense today. I want to start out aggressively. That way if I taper off (as I usually do) I should have moved forward quickly enough to be able to coast a bit.

Coming Up with 2010 Plans

Like most people, I’ll be reviewing and planning this month for next year. Originally, I was planning all conservative resolutions for the Read Write Poem group I joined for 2010 poetry resolutions. Today that’s changed. I’ve taken the weather, the images captured, and the exhilaration of the day as a personal sign to just do it.

And if I can keep that going throughout other areas, then next year will be a real adventure. This month, I’m setting up my plan for 2010, as clearly delineated as I can make it. It will be a plan forged in courage and the inspiration sparked by today’s early snow.

December Activities

I’ll close out this year with a bang. According to the Poetic Asides guidelines posted by Robert Lee Brewer, the submissions are due January 5, 2010. I’m going to finish this month. Tasks include selecting the best, not more than 1 poem per page, between 10 and 20 pages, and editing the poems to make them sing.

And, since find I rather enjoy this writing to prompts and participating, I’ll write the weekly prompts from Poetic Asides (Wednesdays) and Read Write Poem (Fridays). That way I can continue to be involved in communities. I don’t want to break the practice, and revert to my usual uninvolved routines.

Are you working out your plans for 2010? What’s on tap?

4 thoughts on “2009 First Snow 12/4/09

  1. You are so lucky. All we got in Austin were flurries for about 30 minutes.

    I’m with you on the plans. I’ll be focusing on the chapbook, and then join ReadWritePoem again. I see you found Sonya’s tips, so maybe we’ll be doing the same work. 🙂
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  2. You are so lucky. All we got in Austin were flurries for about 30 minutes.

    I’m with you on the plans. I’ll be focusing on the chapbook, and then join ReadWritePoem again. I see you found Sonya’s tips, so maybe we’ll be doing the same work. 🙂
    .-= Pamela Villars´s last blog ..A Message from Your Sponsor =-.

  3. It really was a lot of fun. I was out there for hours, because no telling if we’ll get another day like that.

    Looks like we will be starting with the same strategies. I read Sonya’s tips and they’re just the structure I need to get started. It should be fun, right?

  4. It really was a lot of fun. I was out there for hours, because no telling if we’ll get another day like that.

    Looks like we will be starting with the same strategies. I read Sonya’s tips and they’re just the structure I need to get started. It should be fun, right?

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