Let Us Begin

Last night my girls arrived home from a week with their dad. I was here and waiting, reliving the New Year’s night before that was filled with happiness and magnetism, snuffed out by January 1st reality.

Some things cannot be.

And some things you have to wait for.

And so this morning, just like yesterday, a new day rises and life goes on. The kids are back at school and I find myself again preparing for a session on my sweet, sweet Manduka.  Music is qued and ready to go, but first I must write.

I made a friend recently who has a real job and kids and ex-wife and yet found time to write the most gorgeous novel that will be published (of this I am certain). His short stories have been sent out, and are being published, one this week coming.

His writing rocks my world.

And I wonder.

With a new day and kids and ex and a life, when will I find the time and/or courage to write my own novel. My own short stories.

They are in me and waiting.

I must find a way to unlock what’s blocking them. And set them free at last.


My New Year’s Resolution is to find patience. To slow down and live in the present. My dear friend, writer, and yoga teacher Christine (here) wrote a great post this morning about Atha, the first sutra of the yoga sutras. Her last lines are resonating with me this morning as I type this, whilst sitting atop my mat.

Starting is the hardest part but the exciting part too.

Now let us begin

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And now… is the time to practice .

02. January 2014 by Martha Merrill
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Comments (8)

  1. Oh I love this Martha and so glad that it resonated with you. I’ve beent thinking about atha and that first sutra for a long time. I love your word and focus for the year. I need patience too. I cannot wait to read your novel. You have beautiful stories to share my friend. xoxo
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted…Intentions for 2014My Profile

    • Christine! Thank you! I got a bit teary after I read your reply. Weird? I love that you love this. It means a lot to me! Happy New Year! XO

  2. I am 100% with Christine. Your writing is gorgeous my friend. All of it. Let that novel out. And while you’re letting it out, perhaps you will inspire me to do the same.
    ilene recently posted…A Modern Family ChristmasMy Profile

  3. You are on the right track simply by surrounding yourself with people–like your new friend–who inspire you. You will get there. I have no doubt of this. Thank you for inspiring me. Happy New Year!
    Marisa Reichardt recently posted…The Truth About Ordering the CheesecakeMy Profile

  4. Just write a little each day, and before you know it, a novel is born. 🙂 Good luck and Happy New Year!
    Carrie Rubin recently posted…Elf On The Shelf With Teenage BoysMy Profile

    • 700 words in a file. A little bit more everyday. Making it happen Carrie. Thanks for the encouragement.

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