To make it through this year, as I am determined to do. I will strive to fight. The statement to show how I will get to the final day of this extraordinary year, Is “Ellen, Perseveres.” That is my intention.

Wearing an anti covid-19 mask,

I vow to set myself the task

that each day from now until then.

I will rise above the parapet

and repeat it time and again,

until it rings in my ears

and all can see,

she persevere’s.

The last few months I have folded myself into a the smallest space. Closed my eyes and hid, I have begun to surrender to the empty. I feel me fade away as if a smudged pencil sketch. My shape is real enough, my face still there. The essence of me is fading … it feels like whisps, or steam from a cup of tea on a cold day. Not quite sure you saw it slipping silently away. The person that is left is no longer curious enough to find out. So it will be a case of finding … me.

My intention is to learn something new. Today, I signed up to an online class. Together, we the group, will learn how to write and produce an audio play, with the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds. I have also pledged to find myself within the words I write. To see it through, to excel the best way I can. Lock down and health issues have taken their toll, but not any more. Ellen will come through, As I Pledge to persevere.

I want to thank my blogging friend who encouraged me to set an intention and commit to it.

“If you were to chose a word to help you through the last four months, to inspire or motivate what would it be and why?” leave it in the comments I would love to chat.

Ellen’s intention is to Persevere.

16 thoughts on “Ellen’s intention is to Persevere.

  1. I am so proud to be part of your community. You have this – the on-line course sounds fabulous. Jealous. Let me know what I can do. Check in? Accountability whatever you need. We have this. 2020 you will count for something positive.

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    1. A fb messenger prompt to remind me to keep persevering would be great, I chose a big one, writing an hour and a half radio play and playing some of the parts … πŸ™„πŸ€” what have I done πŸ˜€


  2. My word would be TRUST.
    Trust that this to shall pass.
    Ellen, your writing is already good. Trust that you will achieve anything you want.

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  3. Ellen I love your wonderful post. I am willing you on as always! You’ve been ill been afraid and now you are ready to be counted! I have a song for you

    It’s Brave and that’s what you are! I think I need to use brave too. We’ve had death due to Covid, I have been ill, in and out of hospital since June. Still waiting for an operation. I even had to wear a cholosectomy drain for three months! And it Nearly October and I am still waiting for an operation date. We had family troubles and triumph. Yes let’s be brave πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. Brave is the best word to be, Your troubles will ease as long as we persevere with being brave. X Thank you for sharing Willow you should commit to your word with intention, it is surprisingly reaffirming once you press post. Good luck Willow.


      1. Sure, if it ever is over! I went out to lunch with a friend to the Pennoyer Centre at Pulham St. Margaret today. It all seemed quite normal until the fumigation part when a customer left, lol!

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