A friend let me know that my line in the last post, “I want to change my life” didn’t hit exactly the right note. I am getting up every morning, after all, and writing! To be more precise, the video about Oliver Jeffers made me want to stick a chalkboard up in my potting shed, a place to scrawl ideas.
It’s fair to say, that I already have my version of a chalkboard. Into my journal every morning I scrawl an action plan. A few items from today: meeting at Carolynne’s — 9:30; email Polly B. about a possible class visit; email Cara about future readings; call Mom’s doctor. Oh, and write 15 minutes on the manuscript (yes, I did earn my gold star today).
Things like Clean fish tank and Water plants find their way onto that list in my journal, too.
I could do a better job of doing it like Oliver Jeffers does it if I wrote a list of CREATIVE stuff I want to accomplish each day. Write one new character sketch. Read 10 pages out loud.
There are a lot of really great things going on in my life right now. That part, I wouldn’t change. Be thankful.