We look or read about other people’s lives to see if they have a better way of doing it: a cooler way, a more fun way, a more meaningful, transcendent, spiritual, healthy, perfect way.
Summer Begins: The Report
Summer Dog Today is the first full day of summer. Yesterday was the solstice. I’m okay with time passing. I’m watching the flowers. Flower Report The crown vetch is blooming in the ditches. The bird’s foot trefoil are hugging the edges of the asphalt on the trail. The milkweed is starting, and today I saw … Continue reading Summer Begins: The Report
The Ultimate Yogi
I think I’ve set myself up for failure. I committed to doing The Ultimate Yogi. Again. I started last Friday. Today will be Day 6. The Ultimate Yogi is 108 days of power yoga on a set of 12 cds that you rotate through. Each cd runs an hour. I tried to do this once … Continue reading The Ultimate Yogi
This Blog Is Ten Years Old
This blog is 10 years old this month. Who knew?? I didn’t even realize it until yesterday. I was reading through the archives of a blog I just discovered. The author’s archives went back to 2012. It made me wonder how far mine went back, so I checked. And lo and behold, February of … Continue reading This Blog Is Ten Years Old
Struggling With Consistency
I can’t seem to get any traction going. I can’t seem to get consistency on my big rocks. My scorecard this week: Writing 7/7, Meditation 5/7, Yoga 3/7. I blogged last week, so Blog 1/1 The writing is the easiest. The blogging is the hardest, but since the blogging is only once a week, I … Continue reading Struggling With Consistency
Goal Update: Hits and Misses
Hits and Misses: I blogged, what? Twice? The goal was 8? That was a miss. I don’t want to let this one go. I am going to try for once a week and set up a Project in Scrivener called 2109 Blog Schedule. Put down all the dates, and then just fill them in. Might … Continue reading Goal Update: Hits and Misses
Writing Is Like Cleaning The Toilet
I’m having resistance posting on this blog. So let me remind myself why I set this as a year-end goal in the first place. What was my why for this one? Frankly, I don’t remember. But my 3 main reasons for starting any project are: 1. To see if I can endure or persist over … Continue reading Writing Is Like Cleaning The Toilet
Year-end goals I’m now in the home stretch in NaNoWriMo. I’ve no doubt I’ll finish. I have 7K words to go and 3 days to finish, so even though it’s going to be a bit of a crank, if I know anything, it’s how to crank. Afterwards, I’ll celebrate, then report here on how … Continue reading Year-End Goals
Giving Up Procrastination For Lent
I was going to do something for Lent, but never got around to deciding what. I don’t want to “give up” anything; I want to add something. I want a new challenge, a new activity, a new project. I did the digital declutter in January and started a book club in February, now I really … Continue reading Giving Up Procrastination For Lent
Do You Need A Digital Declutter?
The other day I got an email from Cal Newport. He’s proposing to his email list the idea of doing a “digital declutter” in the month of January. It’s part of a study for his next book. Here’s how he defines a digital declutter: "…you take a 30-day break from optional technologies in your personal life … Continue reading Do You Need A Digital Declutter?