As the last day of March commences and the stormy but beautiful month of April begins, I decide I must make a change. My rhythm is off, the interior dialogue of ideas and plans that usually bothers my brain has fallen silent. I’m not sure what precipitated this change. Perhaps it’s my landing a job so far from where I thought I’d be. Perhaps it’s the excitement of finally having a real salary and money to spend on things, or the happiness of finally having weekends off. Or perhaps it’s some kind of subconscious relief, followed closely by guilt because I feel relief, that I don’t have to work my ass off now to find a writing job. Maybe it’s a mix of all that.
All I know is that my life is picking up speed. Time is flying. I haven’t written a speck of real writing since Christmas, but I’ve picked up the guitar again, and been surprised at what’s come out of my fingers. Full circle? I hope not. I want to go forwards, not back.
In any case, I’ve decided to turn this blog into a monthly one. If I feel like writing more, then I will. If I feel so inspired that I want to write three times in a week, I will. But I’m tired of pressuring myself; that’s not what writing, or any art, should be about.
So welcome to the new year of things…I hope you like it here.
Well, goodness gracious, readers! Somehow I missed the entire month of February!
Now, I could spin a tale consisting of far away travel, saving babies from burning buildings, writing the Great American novel and solving the issues in North Korea, all in the shortest month of the year, but alas. Truth is, life is treating me differently lately. It’s hard to find the time to write when you’re working 8:30am – 5pm. I’m tired when I get home, and before I know it, midnight is here and I have to go to sleep and start again tomorrow. I’m quite tired lately, and not feeling up to creative tasks.
However, it’s never too late to begin afresh. So that is what I’m going to do.
I’ve learned that if something is not written in your schedule, it will not get done. So I will add my writing into my already packed schedule. It’s important. And if I’m still going to be a writer one day, I need some words on a page!
Happy Sunday, readers. I hope February found you happy, and March finds you even happier.
One of the best challenges, in my opinion, is the challenge to try something new. This is difficult, as we are creatures of habit. We seek out patterns and repeat them.
But to make life truly amazing, we need to take chances. We need to explore. We need to grow and stretch ourselves and become better people.
At least, that’s how I see it.
And with a new job and a new salary comes an increased ease in the financial department. I have the resources now to go out and visit places, try things, explore this amazing city I call home.
Challenge 29 – Try new things.
To take this challenge a step further, it’s also time to try new things despite feeling scared. Fear is a terrible crippler, and if you let it get the better of you you’ll stay stuck in the same, comfortable place forever. So who cares if you’re nervous or scared or feeling funky. Go for it. Don’t let a little fear trip you up. Life is short. Go big or go home.
Seize the day.
As you (and everyone else) knows, I’ve been trying to establish some sort of healthy eating plan. It’s tough going, what with the holidays and cravings and lack of funds with which to buy said healthy and delicious food.
Well, no more. For some reason, these past few weeks our schedule and food habits have magically evened out. I went grocery shopping today and came away with a solid amount of healthy food that will feed Ryan and me for a good amount of time.
I’m not sure what happened, or how we ended up here. But I’m awfully happy that it’s happened.
Challenge 28 – Develop a healthy eating plan.
The doctor told me to give up wheat for the next month, to see if my mysterious stomachaches cease. I’ve oddly lost my sweet tooth, and water is my only drink.
Life is good, and it’s getting better and better. Readers, how is your life? Are you making better decisions without really meaning to?