A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Casual Fridays: The Sound of Silence

Hi guys, it's Britt. I am writing this post from the Picton Harbor Inn. I am lying on a bed that is covered by a paisley-with-splashes-of-pink comforter. Beside me is a bag of Smartfood popcorn and a glass of red wine poured from a 375 ml travel size bottle.

I have just learned that tomorrow morning there will be a continental breakfast, which is a relief, since the only food I brought here is the popcorn.

Aside from the sound of my typing on this keyboard, the night is so quiet. This calm little spot on the bay is where I am going to be staying for the next few days.

Why am I here? Oh, a series of reasons. The rough holiday my family and I had. The chaos of moving back to Toronto from Korea in the fall. Life's general ups and downs. But it's more than that. Sometimes you need a little break. A bit of silence. And in that silence, amazing things can grow.

I'm thinking about the year ahead. I've never been so big on New Year's resolutions, but I'd like to make some now, (in addition to the usual: "eat better," "do yoga," "read more books" standard ones.)

In 2011, I want to not only write more, but I want to finish the novel I started two years ago. I want to start a business, a publishing endeavor that I'm deeply passionate about. 

I want to think big. No. Bigger than big. Huge. 

So what about you? What do you want to do in 2011? Do you need a different job? A change of scenery? To finally sign up for those tightrope lessons? 

Whatever you dream about, let's do it together. Let's all be the authors of our life stories. 

Have an inspired weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday. 

1 comment:

  1. Happy new year my dear darling. I like knowing you are just across the way. I hope these three days are everything you need them to be. I admire your courage to give yourself what you need.