September’s Theme is
Oh my goodness, I’ve been a terrible blogger this past month! But honestly, I’ve got plenty of good excuses: an injured husband, going back to work, deciding to go back to school myself…it’s been sort of a whirlwind, trying to figure out how I’m going to schedule it all in during this new, busy season.
It happens every year, of course, so it’s no surprise (aside from my husband’s injury and going back to university). This is always a busy time of year, as I go back to work and my son goes back to school. My anxiety rises, our sex life plummets, and the leaves begin to change. Ahhh…Autumn. Beautiful, predictable Autumn.
This is exactly why I chose “prioritized” as the theme for September. Since this is a time when things tend to get muddled and stressful for me, it’s a time when I have to revisit my priorities and reschedule my life to fit them in among my responsibilities. Maybe you have a similar issue…maybe not. Maybe you are past the season of your life where September disrupts everything. Maybe you haven’t gotten there yet (and never will). But, if you have a family, you are likely juggling the same (very unsexy) balls that I am.
How do you prioritize your sex life? (really…I want to know…I could use some pointers…)
What parts of your sexuality are most important to you?
What is the most important thing in your relationship?
How do you (or how can you) prioritize your own sensuality?
Remember…you DON’T have to follow the prompts. They are simply there to provide guidance and ideas. And if you decide to follow the prompts, you don’t have to do them in any particular order.
If you have an idea for a theme or prompt, please let me know! I could always use ideas!
So what IS the Erotic Journal Challenge and how is it different from other memes?
Well, it began for me as a way to explore my erotic inner life and thoughts. More specifically, it was about asking the tough questions and reflecting on the places where I struggle in a way that might move me forward positively (since I often feel a little disconnected from that part of myself) and help me improve my erotic connection to myself and to my husband.
There are memes out there for fiction writing, and photography, but I wanted this to be more intimate. It’s a JOURNAL challenge, after all. Also, it’s an EROTIC journal challenge. So this is also about sexuality and intimacy and love and lust and relationships with self and others — EROTIC INTROSPECTION, if you will. Journaling is more about mining your own feelings about things. You aren’t writing an essay and you aren’t particularly concerned with your audience, unless you are using this as an opportunity to do some confessional writing. Focus on your emotions…your feelings…your fears…your questions.
If you are posting your writing on a blog, you can link-back to this post and use the badge so others can find your work. Read others’ posts, comment, share what you love! This is all about going inward, sharing what we learn, and supporting one another as writers and people. There is no round-up and no one will be selecting the “best” posts, so there is no competition here. But I’ll be sure to share your work on social media in some way.
You can link up your posts all month (one or several). Link party will be open from today until noon on August.
Link-up will be open from today to noon on September 30th.