I have a question that should be easier to answer than my daughter's latest line of questions about angels, babies and how it all works together. . .where do posts come from?
I have not posted in a few days. I have been into my journal, have kept up to date on my Google Reader and have thought about things to write but nothing has made it to the page. Frankly, my thoughts have not been stilled enough for me to even think much at all - I have been in pure reaction, task completion mode. At home we celebrated my daughter's 6th birthday with a weekend of friends and family and we are learning to roller skate. At work, I am completing a huge, long overdue task (salary surveys), we discovered we hired a professional staff member who may not possess the proper credentials, we denied a union request for information, we received an unfair labor practice charge, we received two grievances because the most senior LPNs were not selected for positions, we are looking into an alleged staff/patient relationships, we are placing two long-term workers compensation employees into permanent positions, I am beginning to negotiate a non-smoking policy for the facility with a smoking union president and vice-president (wish me luck), we need to move offices to make room for a new HR team member, we are preparing for an IG inspection at the end of February . . . .
This definitely is not where posts come from. The harder I try to find something to write about, the further away it seems.
How posting works for me is I read or experience, I think, I reflect and then something will resonate, or hit a chord, with me. I know it when I see it. I opened this post not knowing what I was going to say or even if it would be a post in the end. I just knew that I needed to stop the madness and take stock of where I was, what was in front of me and of what was the most important thing for me to focus on for the next few hours. So, how did it go? I think it is working . . . .
So, where do posts come from? They come from the stillness.