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… 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. 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…