Paradise by the Keyboard Light

I guess I’m a weirdo. I love sitting holed up in a room, complete silence,  soaking up paradise by a computer light while I type. But I haven’t always been this way.

I’m also a natural extrovert. Energized by people, activity, and teamwork, I thrive on action.

Storyline by Donald Miller

People Energize Me

You wouldn’t think these polar opposite traits would come from the same person. But they do. And they make me especially qualified to write.

When I get tired and start feeling lethargic in front of my keyboard, getting up to walk or going for lunch with a friend is just the boost I need to stir my creative muse awake.

Equally, when I’m exhausted from crazy days filled with hundreds of people, (my day-job), I love the relief of sitting quietly with my thoughts and characters, while writing articles, blogs, and books.

I live the best of both worlds. As a writer, I need life experience to feed my words. As a human, I need creative outlets like writing to feed my soul. I guess it’s what makes weirdos like me tick. Either way, I’m grateful for energizing activities — and paradise by my keyboard light.

Paradise by the Keyboard Light

Quiet Time Energizes Me

What energizes you as a writer?

Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.

She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy marriage, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.

Contact her via website http://brooksanita.com/ or email anita.freshfaith@gmail.com

 

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7 thoughts on “Paradise by the Keyboard Light

  1. Janet Aiken July 30, 2012 at 9:38 am Reply

    Thanks Anita, I have always thought of myself as kind of a weirdo too, but now realize that I have the same pattern. I love to be alone in my studio painting my heart out, but then there are days that I think if I don’t interact with a human I will scream. Glad to know there are more weirdo’s out there like me.

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  2. Anita Agers-Brooks July 30, 2012 at 10:24 am Reply

    Thank you, Janet. It’s always encouraging to know we aren’t alone. Artists of any kind are stereotyped as loners who don’t like to be around other people. Glad there are those like me who thrive on it. Blessings on your work!

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  3. Beverly Lewis (@Beverlyspeaks) July 30, 2012 at 11:00 am Reply

    “Paradise by the keyboard light” brings to mind a great image. A happy place! I share these seemingly opposite characteristics you describe.

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  4. Anita Agers-Brooks July 30, 2012 at 11:18 am Reply

    Thanks, Beverly. I feel better already. There seems to be more of us than I realized. Happy writing!

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  5. Karen Jordan July 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Anita, I guess I’m a weirdo, too. I love the solitude of my writing life. But I get pumped when I escape my cave every now and then–especially at writers’ conferences (or when I’m invited to speak or teach). My son tells me I need to get out more with some “real” friends (not just my internet buddies). I told him my internet friends ARE “real” friends! Whatever! But I know he’s right–I do need to get out of my cave more!

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  6. Anita Agers-Brooks July 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm Reply

    Crawling out of our writer’s cave gives us more to write about, doesn’t it Karen? In a day where many friends are made in cyber-space, it’s good to meet face-to-face. Praying for your projects!

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    • Karen Jordan July 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for your prayers, Anita. Recently, I’ve sense that I needed to be more intentional about asking my friends and family to pray for me in my work. And I’m seeing the fruit of those prayers already. Praying for you, too!

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