Oh how I loathe a 28 day break in posts, because there have been some good stories to share, many were actually promised, but somewhere along the last four weeks of non-posting I allowed myself to succumb to a dip in confidence, mainly related to the onslaught of my new job, even though it is of the Dream variety. My boss asked me, “Do you feel like you’re trying to drink from a fire hose?” Yep, and there’s days I feel like a drowned rat.
Writing works on several levels for me; it is a place to express these normal human lapses, and I can often write myself out of them like a neat trick of self-therapy. Other times I am able to express more confidence here than I might in the real world, the bonus being the written confidence translates into daily life. If I write that I am a brilliant, good-doing, nine-minute mile running, stylish, man-magnet with impossibly long and shiny hair, two handsome Goldens, a tight circle of fantastic friends and family who enjoys both bacon and whisky, than who is not to cheer me on? Well sometimes there is the exhausting, devious shrew who lives in my head negating all the awesome, and before I know it, 28 days of no posts have gone by. She is beyond bothersome.
Before I let another day go by, I wanted said shrew to hear me loud and clear that I am on to her, and that because I remembered I am actually way beyond competent, quite awesome in fact, I can get my writing posted and shared thereby shutting her down for a long succession of 28-day stints. Since I also know I can’t get it all done tonight, I am going to make my partial subject list here, semi-breaking a good rule of thumb to never save it for later, but considering I have just gotten my professional mojo back, I am granting myself an exception.
My list that mostly means something to me, but is totally filled with good writerly intentions is:
Chick runners rule. Also, I am having a training plateau. But I get why. Need to fix.
Tough Mudder life lessons.
Love Songs to Me.
Beavis and Butt-head have returned, thank you Great Cornholio.