I’ve had five days off since my last day on the job, yet, in typical fashion, I’ve managed to make sure I don’t feel like it’s summer break. Not sure what’s in my head (single-mother syndrome?), but I’ve always tried my derndest to make sure no one has an opportunity to see me as “lazy”. I feel like I’ve always been so excited about summer, but never really really done what you’re supposed to do with it. Today might be different..
I’m going to justify some down-time today to write. Kwame Alexander answered a fourth grader’s question, “What is the hardest part about writing a book?” with the response, “BIC.” Butt In Chair.
Well my butt is in the chair, it’s 10a.m., I have a glass of Skinny-Girl wine in front of me and no bra on, so, by golly, it must be summer so I’m writing.
I’ve had a lot of posts swirling around in my head, and though I haven’t made time to write any of them down yet, I’m going to make a list of the posts I want to write over the next three or four days.
- My soon-to-be-published book, Where Poppy Lives – past lessons, present timeline, and future plans
- My conflicting views on just about everything & why they make me happy-slash-sad
- Inspired divorce (this one might merge with #2)
- Home reno update
- The boys of summer
I’m going to try something new for me…I’m going to leave this page right now, and I’m going to set up the drafts of each of these pages. Then I can add to them as I think of things – this technique more closely resembles my brain anyway, so it might be a better mode of operation for me. I will set them up, type a little, go get on the treadmill (better not take a second sip of this wine), and come back to each of them as required.
We leave for the lake (hallelujah) this Saturday, so my goal is to complete(ish) each of these by then because I want to be free of all brain activity by the time we get there. THAT will truly feel like summer. (Right?…I think…not sure I know what it’s supposed to feel like.)
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