Mission: Feels like the first time

May 20, 2013

Green Light

Susannah says: I belong to the Blog When You Have Something To Say camp.

An assortment of years ago, I belonged to this camp, too, until I let my business eclipse my love of writing. It’s possible my longstanding fear of saying the wrong thing to the wrong people merely articulated itself into a business model—which, ironically, was built on giving authentic voice to business owners in their web text. Yet, while the business grew, attracting happy customers to authentic voices, my voice grew weak, withered, rallied to return, and finally disappeared.

And so I Had Nothing to Say. This was my new camp.

I read Susannah’s sentence again and realize I’m also part of my grandmother’s camp: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.

Herein, today, right now, I’m starting a new camp: SAY SOMETHING!

Where delight awaits

My business has a new job. It has its own blog. It runs on its own joy. And, here, on THIS page, my voice has a new playground. Here is where delight awaits.

And here is the mission to ever remind that this new blog is indeed a playground. From this point forward, I dedicate myself to Say Something! And…

To write on my blog like it’s the first time.

To write for the pure love of writing.

To enjoy the allure, the urge, the discovery, the execution of translating my thoughts and vision to the web–via writing, formatting, html, new media, new ideas, etc.

To write as a writer, as someone whose job every morning is that of writer.

To be seduced by and taken in by the pure sensual delight of creating. To blog for this reason. To let my blog be this and only this. More must first be this.

To tap into my worlds, inner and outer. To play in the parade of them. To articulate what I see, feel, hear, think, absorb and thereby transform something in myself in the articulation. AKA, to let my participation in the world and my sorting-out-of-what-I-see change me for good.

To let my voice be a call to like minds and spirits, a hearth around which to gather. And not be a shouted plea or wily invitation to buy from me please, read me please, aren’t I pretty please, won’t you please like me please, that’ll be 10¢ please.

To enact life as art, in this record of things, which is art.

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L'Tanya May 20, 2013 at 11:54 am

Isn’t it amazing how liberating it is to write your own permission slips? Looking forward to your new (old) liberated voice.
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Shelly May 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I love it! Way to elbow out some room for yourself “To be seduced by and taken in by the pure sensual delight of creating.”


admin May 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Thanks, Shelly. Lobbying the delight to crowd out the blogger’s remorse whenever it looms.


Floyd May 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm

“We’ve been expecting you” <3


regina May 20, 2013 at 8:40 pm

We have, indeed, been expecting you. So FUCKING GREAT to have you back! I can feel the pink coming back into the cheeks of your craft-writing, your heart-writing, your “writing for the pure sensual delight”-writing.

I feel like I can breathe better now too.

As always, you are a gift to me, to humanity.


L'Tanya May 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

You’ve given yourself permissions. Powerful!
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Juliette Nolan May 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Oooh this post gives me goosebumps. I feel a roar in there somewhere and can’t wait to read more posts as the real you comes charging back into the space. Empowering words and v inspirational. Thank you
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Gemma Alonso May 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

That’s a great post, Pema. Very moving! xxx


Sarah L May 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

Wow, your mission statement is inspiring…and motivating!
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Irka June 4, 2013 at 2:54 am

Great to have you back, i love your writing for the pure love of writing. Thank you for your lovely inspiration* I am with you, with love, Irka
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