Today is July 1st, and everyone is gearing up for the long holiday weekend.
Updates have been long overdue, and since I am on an illness imposed rest period, I thought it was time.
This summer has been full of intentions:
I intended to plant a garden. The reality is more that Rob planted tomatoes and potatoes. Both are doing well, but there is nothing else growing except weeds, which are prolific this year.
I intended to finish my third novel and begin editing one of my other novels. Yeah, life has been interesting, and I haven’t worked much on my fiction writing. I have been working on some other things which I will announce soon but not so much with my fiction.
I intended to begin walking every day simply for peace of mind. Well, I’m not sure I need to say anything else about that.
I intended to make it down the river in my kayak, and that hasn’t happened – YET. I still have hope that it will happen.
The goals I’ve had to create to cope with life right now are so much vaguer than I usually create:
1. Do one thing each day to move my career forward. I’ve decided that this means just about anything I do that has to do with writing or learning about blogging etc. This seems to be working.
2. Step out of my comfort zone. More on this one at a later date.
3. Be serious about my creative life. Again, more about this one later.
Summer got busy about a month ago, much busier than I had expected. As usual, things have changed at work which is a struggle. And, we have guests this summer.
The kids have enjoyed the bigger yard and play area that Papa made for them. Also, pancakes for dinner is a yummy experience!
I have accomplished a few things. The outside of my building is painted and a small flower garden planted in front. It is quite nice to sit in there with all the windows open; at least until the sun sinks into the west. Then, the heat becomes overwhelming. But still, my writing shed is my favorite place to be.
I’ve also discovered furniture painting and will be sharing more about this part of my life. The projects that I have waiting for me keep increasing, and since the summer has gotten so busy, I’m not keeping up with them. Though not part of my intentions, I am excited about this.
Rob built a water feature in our yard. It has taken most of the spring, and the plants are now growing well. Evenings are nice to sit out and listen to the babbling brook, even if the river is nowhere in sight.
Though the summer isn’t over, it feels “too late” for some things. “Too late” is a strange feeling when there is still two months to go before Labor Day. Although summer usually goes fast, when things are chaotic and busy, it goes so much faster with no way to slow it down.
How is your summer going?
Are you accomplishing much or simply hanging on
as the time flies by?
Did you set any goals for yourself?
I hope so.
I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July.
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