I have a renewed spark.
A renewed love for life.
This week signifies a whole fresh start.  

It seems like the clock has magically rewound 2 1/2 weeks to start my resolutions anew (or actually BEGIN my resolutions, since they never actually got started).   My friend doesn’t make resolutions because you don’t really need a new year to start something- you can just resolve to do it whenever.  So, on that note…laptop I had RESOLVED to write everyday, (which happened only twice, and once very late at night only because I read the news of the immanent ending of Days of our Lives) to create a practice of actually getting into a routine.  To write, and to write about what did not necessarily matter, but to start a habit.  The first day, I set up my laptop in the basement and tried to go to town, it didn’t help very much- I ended up searching youtube for an early 90s song that got stuck in my head and I was so close to convincing myself that I could actually write a blog post about it… ALMOST.  I couldn’t really get myself set on creating a work space downstairs.  This past Friday, (almost two full weeks after the new year has begun) I set up camp on the main level- where the real action is happening, the kitchen, and living & dining room, plus a bathroom.  The living room includes two white chairs that my dog Chazz has taken ownership of overlooking the front windows, and claimed as his domain, and his domain only.  I got a lot accomplished and stayed on task.  OK- so I just took a peek as to what I did on friday, and found an incomplete blog post, but it was progress that I actually did write. coffee I made a carafe full of coffee, filled up my water bottle and put on some coffeehouse music, it was almost as if I were sitting away from the distraction of my house.

And we finally got the Christmas tree and most of the inside decorations down so the house looks normal

What I need in my  life is more structure; a reason for waking up and getting started on something.  So, I have enrolled in n online free blogging class that will hopefully do the trick.  Once I get into a routine, everything should come more naturally.  Hopefully, this can help me settle into my daily writing routine.

Today I feel rejuvenated.  Helping to lead Sunday school, Starbucks and grocery shopping were not just mundane tasks, and who knew that while at the library would be a mother and a daughter from my church.  I got even more excited that once I got home, I found one of the cozy mystery books that I had checked out was available in electronic Kindle form, so I can use it on my new Christmas present!

But if I only had the time…


About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and adult caregiving.
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