I’m taking on an other writing challenge. This one comes courtesy of the blog LINDAGHILL Life in progress
I have always wanted to publish a blog post of my stream of consciousness writing. I couldn’t pass this one up, it is right up my alley, so here goes:
My [redacted] Journey is my second attempt at a blog. My first blog began as a way to keep in touch and to keep updated my friends and family back home (the U.S.) while I went off to teach in the Middle East. Long story short, I had to leave the country where I was teaching very, very quickly, shut down my blog and lay low for a time. When I resurfaced, I began to write and publish a new blog. My original blog was titled My Journey. This one I titled My Effing Journey out of anger at having to shut down my original blog. I knew that title would not suit me. As it stood, I knew any editor worth his salt would redact my curse word, thus, My [redacted] Journey was born.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines redact: to obscure or remove (text) from a document prior to publication or release
Remember, relax, relieve and rewind. Regret, remove, re-use and refuse. My [redacted] Journey requires them all. My life requires them all. Review, re-post, re-blog and repeal. Refrain, repeat, reverberate, regurgitate. Realize, reveal, rekindle, and reinvent. Return and rejoice.
This is a great little prefix, this re- guy. With him around there is always a re-do, or as we liked to call it in elementary school, a do-over. Re-do is the only way to get it right: don’t regret…re-do! It’s a good thing. Peace, ~v.