Getting Lost

The weekend was about experimenting and adding more pieces in my online shop ( My Cricut got a workout as we tested and printed some new stickers. Bubbles and sticky back paper don’t mix week. The week was filled with mixed emotions because our new used car was coming this weekend. I’m excited for the new features and fewer repairs but not having a payment for 20 years is going to be tough to beat.

When our new ride did appear and we got onto the road my mind filled with road trips, more room, and quiet hidden places where I could write. Like I said before, I’m going to try a few places that are part of the “Quirky places in Minnesota” group in Facebook. Those who follow me on TikTok might see the journey and me in my sweat pants. Road trips equal leggings, sweats, and no makeup.

I just hope my husband doesn’t get too comfortable. He tested the passenger seat and it reclines all the way back for napping. Quiet is okay but it’s no fun to turn to the person next to you to point out something you’re passing on the road to find them sleeping.

The USB outlet might get more exercise than the previous owner because I’ll have my haul of blogging devices. My playlist will be loaded and as a writing, I like getting lost. Sometimes, writing is all about being lost. If you ever feel “stuck”, then go get lost somewhere. Go to places you’ve never been and write down your first impressions. Change writing scenery.

New places provide inspiration and new ideas for writers. Sometimes, it takes being lost to miss home. Not having your comforts and familiar places make you appreciate what’s not with you. I had this feeling the first few times I traveled, and I learned to appreciate being American. There’s something to be said about wide roads, and toilet paper. I wondered if those other countries ever noticed a difference during lockdown. I know everyone in the US freaked out when the shelves were bare for a few weeks.

I want to save the planet but I also don’t mind that it’s not normal to have empty store shelves. Not to mention that I shouldn’t have to buy toilet paper by the sheet at a public restroom. That’s the wrong kind of saving for me. I’m turning into my friend who always has wipes, Kleenex packs, and sanitizer.

You’ve heard me ramble long enough. It’s time for your prompt. This week, move away from your comfort zone. Go write some place new. Write for 5-10 minutes. Then, repeat throughout the week.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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