I could be wrong. I could be overreacting. But in my opinion (key words), there’s just too much of a lack of diversity in several areas of our lives. Maybe it’s just my being in the South that plays a part in this.
I believe we have all these unique people created in God’s image to be able to engage with one another. I don’t think He made us different to stay away from one another. I think it’s our differences that enable us to creatively cultivate ideas and concepts.
This is a short post, but I was curious to see if anyone else felt that the lack of diversity was an issue? I’m used to being the only black person in a lot of places, but should I have to be?
I could be wrong. I could be right. I just wanted to invite people to think about whether or not this is an issue where they are. It may not be. In fact, I hope it’s not. However, I do believe that if you can easily count the people in a room that look like you, it just may not be diverse enough.
Come up with the title of a new TV series.
Random Acts is coming out the first of January! Random Acts is a documented series of people performing random acts of kindness. It’s mostly candid. One person will discuss the random act of kindness they received in the past and will spend a week exhibiting that behavior to others.
At the end of each episode, the highlighted person will talk about the most impactful moment of the week long process. They will also discuss how it felt to see people react to their kindness. In turn, those most impacted will be the highlighted people in future episodes.
The purpose is to make kindness as contagious as possible.
NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo, whichever you partake in, I sure do enjoy. It holds me accountable. I can not be too tired to write. I can’t make any excuses for not writing. I have to write.
I like it. I understand the idea that it is unrealistic to write a novel in just a month, any person should be able to get that. The object is to get you to write, no excuses. Write.
The biggest issues I face with my writing is that I don’t like writing bad. I don’t like writing when I have nothing to say. I love writing, but I don’t like doing it unpurposefully. You know?
However, NaBloPoMo has helped me to get over all of my issues. It says write, period. And truth be told, when I write period, even if it’s bad, ideas come. Slowly but surely, ideas do come.
What I’ve realized is that sometimes you have to just write. At some point, you get so many bad ideas out that the only ones left are good ones. And I think that’s the spirit of NaBloPoMo. Just write. Write good. Write bad. Write long. Write short. Write. Write until the bad becomes good. Just write.