On February 19, 2009, I acted on the notion of trying twitter as a way to briefly record my inner experience as a burned out nurse. I started writing, or rather recording, daily burnout blips. The 140 character limit seemed to be a small and manageable platform to start a daily practice.
Each morning, I have told my internal (ego) editor to step aside, and have written down exactly what has shown up. Only minor editng was done to fit the message into the 140 character format. The blips were posted without attachment. The only requirement was listening, which happened both before and after the blip was posted.
In the recent weeks I have felt a weariness in continuing the practice, although not a reluctance to continue to "hear" the messages coming forward. Today it became clear that the words "burnout blip" were no longer needed.
I'm not quite sure of the meaning of this and don't want to examine it too closely. Sometimess the best course is just to follow your hunches with no explanation needed.
This morning's twitter conversation about all this: